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Robot-assisted approach to a retrorectal lesion in an obese female

  
@article{JOVS9582,
	author = {Saleh M. Eftaiha and Kunal Kochar and Ajit Pai and John J. Park and Leela M. Prasad and Slawomir J. Marecik},
	title = {Robot-assisted approach to a retrorectal lesion in an obese female},
	journal = {The Journal of Visualized Surgery},
	volume = {2},
	number = {3},
	year = {2016},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: Often detected incidentally, retrorectal tumors frequently require resection secondary to possibility of malignancy, development of infection, and localized growth with compression. The surgical approach is summarized to abdominal, posterior or a combination, depending on the location of the retrorectal mass and its relationship to the pelvic sidewall. Laparoscopic transabdominal resection of retrorectal tumors has shown safety and efficacy. Robot technology offers a stable platform with superb optics, and endo-wristed instruments that can facilitate dissection in the narrow pelvis. We present the emerging new technique of robot-assisted minimally invasive approach to a retrorectal mass in an obese female.
Methods: An obese 35-year-old female, body mass index (BMI) 41 kg/m2, with an incidental 2 cm cystic retrorectal lesion involving the pelvic sidewall was taken to the operating room for a robot-assisted minimally invasive resection of the mass.
Results: Total operative time was 2 hours and 30 minutes, and total robotic dissection at 70 minutes. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 2. Final pathology revealed a benign Mullerian type cyst, 2.2 cm in greatest dimension.
Conclusions: Robot-assisted minimally invasive resection of a retrorectal mass is safe and feasible. This method can be particularly useful in the narrow pelvis and with obese patients.},
	url = {http://jovs.amegroups.com/article/view/9582}
}