Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 269–271 | Cite as

Hemiparesis after robotic laparoscopic radical cystectomy and ileal conduit formation in steep Trendelenburg position

  • Ravindra Pandey
  • Rakesh Garg
  • V. Darlong
  • Jyotsna Punj
  • Chandralekha
Case Report


Robotic surgery is becoming popular for minimally invasive surgical procedures as robotic devices allow unprecedented control and precision. We report a case of robotic radical cystectomy with ileal conduit urinary diversion surgery having perioperative neurological complications related to prolonged surgery in the steep head-down position. There was a neurological deficit in the form of hemiparesis, which resolved with conservative management. We suggest that duration and positioning should be optimized for such prolonged surgery in the steep head-down position, and make some recommendations. Moreover, in such surgeries great vigilance must be observed in the perioperative period.


Robotic surgery Urinary bladder carcinoma Anaesthesia Hemiparesis Cerebral edema 


Conflict of interest


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Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this Case Report and any accompanying images. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the Editor-in-Chief of this journal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ravindra Pandey
    • 1
  • Rakesh Garg
    • 1
  • V. Darlong
    • 1
  • Jyotsna Punj
    • 1
  • Chandralekha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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