Background: The interest of robotics in performing partial and total splenectomy is poorly reported so far. We report herein our experience. Methods: From November 2001 to November 2009, 24 consecutive robotic splenectomies were performed by the same surgeon. All data were prospectively collected and reviewed retrospectively. Results: Twelve men and 12 women with a median age of 48 years underwent a robotic splenectomy, three of which were partial splenectomies. The indications were: ABO incompatibility for kidney transplantation (n = 7), haematological disease (n = 7) and miscellaneous pathologies (n = 10). Mean operative time was 199 ± 65 min. Median blood loss was 75 (range 5-300) ml. There was one intraoperative complication and two conversions. The postoperative morbidity was 8.3% with no mortality. Median hospital stay was 5.5 days. Conclusions: This series reports the safety and feasibility of robotic partial and total splenectomy. Its use as an alternative to the standard laparoscopic approach is particularly beneficial in more challenging cases.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Partial splenectomy