A unique instrumental malfunction during robotic prostatectomy

Sung Yul Park, Jenny Jin Kyung Ahn, Wooju Jeong, Won Sik Ham, Koon Ho Rha

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Abstract

Over the past decade, the introduction of robotics in the field of medicine has provided a new approach to patients requiring surgery, and both its advantages and disadvantages are currently under study by many groups worldwide. The use of robotics has especially been considered by the urological community as a treatment option in radical prostatectomy. The current case report is one in which the da Vinci Surgical System™, with fourth arm use was employed in radical prostatectomy. This case presents a unique occurrence in which a bolt of the Prograsper forcep became loose during an operation, leading to diminished device functionality and later impedance of its removal. A circumstance such as this has not previously been reported, so we introduce for other robotic surgeons our unique instrumental malfunction case during a robotic prostatectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-150
Number of pages3
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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