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Robot-assisted management of Zinner’s syndrome: report of seminal vesicle sparing technique and review of literature


The range of urological procedures performed with robotic assistance has widened with increasing experience with the da Vinci robotic system. We describe the use of the da Vinci SI Surgical System for excision of a seminal vesicle cyst in a patient who had associated ipsilateral renal agenesis (Zinner’s syndrome). The robotic platform afforded a minimally invasive procedure with precise dissection and no collateral damage to neighbouring vital anatomy.

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Sridhar, A.N., Zacharakis, E., Dudderidge, T. et al. Robot-assisted management of Zinner’s syndrome: report of seminal vesicle sparing technique and review of literature. J Robotic Surg 8, 185–187 (2014).

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  • Zinner’s syndrome
  • Robotic assisted
  • Seminal vesicle cyst sparing