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Early experiences of robotic-assisted laparoscopic liver resection

Authors
 Sae Byeol Choi  ;  Joon Seong Park  ;  Jae Keun Kim  ;  Woo Jin Hyung  ;  Kyung Sik Kim  ;  Dong Sup Yoon  ;  Woo Jung Lee  ;  Byong Ro Kim 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.49(4) : 632-638, 2008 
Journal Title
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2008
MeSH
Aged ; Female ; Follow-Up Studies ; Hepatectomy* ; Humans ; Laparoscopy* ; Liver Diseases/diagnostic imaging ; Liver Diseases/pathology ; Liver Diseases/surgery* ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Robotics* ; Time Factors ; Tomography, X-Ray Computed ; Treatment Outcome
Keywords
Hepatocellular carcinoma ; robotic liver resection ; minimally invasive surgery
Abstract
PURPOSE: The surgical robotic system is superior to traditional laparoscopy in regards to 3-dimensional images and better instrumentations. Robotic surgery for hepatic resection has not yet been extensively reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between March and May 2007, we performed 3 robot-assisted left lateral sectionectomies of the liver. Case 1 had a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), case 2 had colon cancer with liver metastasis, and case 3 had intrahepatic duct stones. RESULTS: All patients had successful operation and recovered without complications. Shorter length of hospital stays, earlier start of oral feeding and less amount of ascites were found. However, case 1 had recurrent HCC at 3 months after operation. CONCLUSION: Robotic-assisted liver surgery is still a new field in its developing stage. In patients with small malignant tumors and benign liver diseases, robotic-assisted laparoscopic resection is feasible and safe. Through experience, the use of robotics is expected to increase in the treatment of benign diseases and malignant neoplasms. However, careful patient selection is important and long-term outcomes need to be evaluated.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2008.49.4.632
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Surgery (외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Kyung Sik(김경식) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9498-284X
Park, Joon Seong(박준성) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8048-9990
Yoon, Dong Sup(윤동섭) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6444-9606
Lee, Woo Jung(이우정) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9273-261X
Choi, Sae Byeol(최새별)
Hyung, Woo Jin(형우진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8593-9214
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/107391
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