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Surgery Today

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 96–98 | Cite as

Robot-assisted single-port surgery for mediastinal tumors

  • Norihiko IshikawaEmail author
  • Makoto Oda
  • Kenji Kawachi
  • Go Watanabe
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Abstract

We successfully performed totally endoscopic single-port robotic surgery. A 50-year-old man with a mediastinal tumor underwent robot-assisted tumor resection. Only one port was placed on the right side of the chest, and a robotic endoscope and two robotic instruments were inserted through the port. The instruments were crossed while avoiding collision. Single-port robotic surgery for a mediastinal tumor using the cross-arm technique was safely achieved with good clinical results and excellent cosmetic results.

Keywords

Robotics Minimally invasive surgery VATS Mediastinal tumor Incisions 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

Norihiko Ishikawa and the other co-authors have no conflicts of interest associated with this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norihiko Ishikawa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Makoto Oda
    • 1
  • Kenji Kawachi
    • 1
  • Go Watanabe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryNewHeart Watanabe InstituteTokyoJapan

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