3 mm Senhance robotic hysterectomy: a step towards future perspectives
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In the last two decades, surgical approach for hysterectomy has evolved significantly . On the one hand single-site surgery, minilaparoscopy and the more recent percutaneous approach have led to an increasing search of minimal invasiveness ; on the other hand, technology reached the highest expression in robotics [3, 4].
Whereas minimizing laparoscopic access permitted to achieve a further and significant reduction of invasiveness while maintaining surgical adequacy, robotic technology allowed the possibility to overcome common limits of laparoscopic approach extending the advantages of endoscopic surgery to “difficult cases” for whom the only surgical way would have been an extensive laparotomy.
Apparently, these two trends deeply diverge from each other.
However, technological improvement is constantly redefining the concept of the “minimal” surgical approach. In 2013 the introduction of Telelap ALF-X robotic system (now called Senhance™—Transenterix USA)...
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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Conflict of interest
S. Gueli Alletti was a consultant for Transenterix Company at the time of writing the present paper. Doctors Perrone, Cianci, Rossitto, Bernardini and Scambia have no conflict of interest to declare.
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