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Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2018 Jun 12;25:106-108. doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2018.06.005. eCollection 2018 Aug.

Prolonged intubation after robotic-assisted hysterectomy for endometrial cancer: Case reports.

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Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


•Experienced prolonged intubation after robotic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer•Risk triad: Trendelenburg position, high pneumo-pressure, and excess hydration•Recognition of the risk triad is key to avoiding airway complications in robotic surgery.•Introduction of a 5-step method to prevent airway complications in robotic surgery.


Complication; Endometrial cancer; Minimally invasive surgery; Prolonged intubation; Robotic surgery

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