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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2013 Jul;169(2):340-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2013.03.009. Epub 2013 Apr 8.

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery in uterine pathology.

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Ospedale Santa Chiara, Pisa, Italy. ssidoniam@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The feasibility and safety of robotic surgery have been demonstrated by numerous comparative studies. The aim of our study was to compare several parameters related to robotic surgical procedures in uterine pathology, and to analyse clinico-biological parameters that may influence the post-operative evolution of the patients.

STUDY DESIGN:

Retrospective analysis of 100 patients with uterine pathology who had undergone robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery at the Santa Chiara Hospital, Pisa, Italy, between 2008 and 2010.

RESULTS:

Duration of surgery, docking, hysterectomy, uterine suture, blood loss, and days of hospitalisation significantly improved in parallel with the increasing experience of the surgical team. Paradoxically, the length of myomectomy increased in the same time interval, probably due to operating on more complex clinical cases with this procedure as the surgical team's experience grew. None of the robotic surgeries was converted to laparotomy. No intra- or post-operative complications were noted.

CONCLUSION:

Since robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery is becoming the preferred surgical technique for uterine pathology treatment, more clinical studies and development of protocols are essential to increase the quality of surgical treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Da Vinci; Hysterectomy; Myomectomy; Robotic surgery

PMID:
23578812
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejogrb.2013.03.009
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