Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic exenteration in recurrent cervical cancer:Robotics improved the surgical experience for 2 women with recurrent cervical cancer

Authors
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
0002-9378
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
202
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2010.04.004
Keywords
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Exenteration
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
Disciplines
  • Ecology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Pelvic exenteration can be used to cure women with a central pelvic recurrence or persistence of gynecologic malignancy after initial definitive therapy. Refinements in patient selection, operative techniques, and surgical instrumentation have significantly improved outcomes over the past 60 years, but the procedure is still associated with significant mortality, morbidity, and recovery time. New technologies have made it possible to approach radical gynecologic surgeries in a minimally invasive fashion. We present 2 patients successfully treated with robotic-assisted anterior pelvic exenteration for treatment of persistent or recurrent cervical cancer after definitive radiotherapy.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.