Robotic Single-Site Plus One Port: Pancreas Enucleation

Jae Uk Chong, Chang Moo Kang

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Purpose: Laparoscopic approaches to enucleation of the pancreas have been frequently described. Here we present a case of robotic single-site plus one port pancreas enucleation. To our knowledge, this enucleation surgical technique is the first to be reported in the medical literature. Methods: A 46-year-old male patient without previous medical or surgical history was incidentally diagnosed with a pancreatic mass during evaluation of intermittent right flank pain. Robotic single-site plus one port pancreas enucleation was performed using the Da Vinci single-site surgical platform with one additional port on November 16, 2016. Usual robotic instruments such as hook, bipolar, and vessel sealer with endo-wrist function could be used to facilitate effective surgical procedure with the additional port. The resected specimen was delivered through the umbilicus and a drain was not inserted. Results: Total operation time was 124 min with total console time of 73 min. Estimated blood loss was 50 cm 3 . Final pathology result was neuroendocrine tumor, grade 1. The patient was discharged without any complications on postoperative day #4. Conclusions: Robotic single-site plus one port pancreas enucleation seems feasible with acceptable perioperative outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

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  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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