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Robotic Excision of Retrorectal Mass

Abstract

Background

Retrorectal cysts make up a small but challenging group of pelvic masses, especially if they extend high into the pelvis. We present a case of successful robotic removal of a large retrorectal cyst.

Methods

Video presentation of a robotic excision of a retrorectal mass.

Results

We present a case of robotic removal of a large retrorectal mass extending up to the S3 vertebra.

Discussion

Robotic approach is a very useful tool for successful removal of large pelvic masses that cannot be removed by traditional posterior or trans perineal approach.

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Jose Cataneo: concept and design; drafting and revising critically for important intellectual content; final approval of the version; agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring accuracy and integrity of any part of the work.

Thomas Cataldo: concept and design; drafting and revising critically for important intellectual content; final approval of the version; agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring accuracy and integrity of any part of the work.

Vitaliy Poylin: concept and design; drafting and revising critically for important intellectual content; final approval of the version; agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring accuracy and integrity of any part of the work.

Correspondence to Vitaliy Poylin.

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Cataneo, J., Cataldo, T. & Poylin, V. Robotic Excision of Retrorectal Mass. J Gastrointest Surg 22, 1811–1813 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11605-018-3838-2

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Keywords

  • Retrorectal tumors
  • Robotic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Dermoid cyst