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Robot Assistant Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Mesothelioma

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Robotic Surgical systems by virtue of high definitions by virtue of high definition, three-dimensional visualization, and greater instrument maneuverability in a confined space, may enhance the pleurectomy phase of the extrapleural pneumonectomy procedure. We report the first cases where robotics was used for the pleurectomy phase of extrapleural pneumonectomy in patients with mesothelioma. Robotic assisted pleurectomy is associated with lower blood loss and greater tumor clearance. This procedure should be considered for the pleurectomy phase of extrapleural pneumonectomy.


Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: December 1, 2015

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  • American Journal of Robotic Surgery (AJRS) is the first journal of its kind, focused on different aspects of robotic surgery and related peripheral research topics, a major step forward bringing Robotic Surgeons on board to a single platform. AJRS is one of the world's leading international journals, covering all the new and existing aspects of upcoming Robotic Surgery arena. The journal presents the editorials, up-to-date research papers, review articles, case studies, commentaries, randomized trials, innovation, newer surgical tips, and letter to editor on the latest surgical robotic procedures with audit and outcome studies in Robotic surgery and related basic sciences.
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