Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of robotic uterine artery preservation and nerve-sparing radical trachelectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy using the da Vinci surgical system.
Methods: Three patients who were diagnosed with early-stage cervical cancer underwent robotic uterine artery preservation and nerve-sparing radical trachelectomy with bilateral lymphadenectomy from January 2010 to March 2010. The data were compared with those of 4 cases of total laparoscopic nerve-sparing radical trachelectomy that were performed from July 2004 to May 2005 and were previously reported.
Results: In the robotic group, the mean console time was 275 minutes (range, 240-305 minutes). The mean postoperative hemoglobin change was 0.4 g/dL (range, 0.2-0.6 g/dL). The mean estimated blood loss was 23 mL (range, 15-40 mL), which is less than that of the laparoscopic group. There were no metastases detected in any of the cases, and the resection margins were negative in both groups.
Conclusions: The robotic uterine artery preservation and nerve-sparing radical trachelectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy were efficient in reducing blood loss and feasible methods such as other approaches.
- Cervical carcinoma
- Robotic surgery
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