Robotic surgery in gynecologic cancer

Ga Won Yim, YoungTae Kim

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: The development of robotic technology has facilitated the application of minimally invasive techniques for complex operations in gynecologic oncology. The objective of this article is to review the published literature regarding robotic surgery and its application to gynecologic cancer. Recent Findings: To date, 20 articles addressing radical hysterectomy, six articles of radical trachelectomy, seven articles of surgical procedure in advanced or recurrent cervical cancer, 14 articles of endometrial cancer staging, and two articles solely on ovarian cancer all performed robotically are published in the literature. The majority of publications on robotic surgery are still retrospective or descriptive in nature. However, the data for gynecologic cancer show comparable results of robotic surgery compared with laparoscopy or laparotomy in terms of blood loss, length of hospital stay, and complications. Summary: Computer-enhanced technology with its associated benefits appears to facilitate the surgical approach for technically challenging operations performed to treat selected cases of cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancer as evidenced by the current literature. Continued research and clinical trials are needed to further elucidate the equivalence or superiority of robot-assisted surgery to conventional methods in terms of oncologic outcome and patients quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-23
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1

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Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Robotics
Endometrial Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Ovarian Neoplasms
Length of Stay
Neoplasms
Technology
Neoplasm Staging
Hysterectomy
Laparoscopy
Laparotomy
Publications
Quality of Life
Clinical Trials
Research

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Robotic surgery in gynecologic cancer. / Yim, Ga Won; Kim, YoungTae.

In: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.02.2012, p. 14-23.

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