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Operating Room Setting and Robotic Instrumentation

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Robotic system technology for minimally invasive surgery has gained maximum attention also in children. However, the lack of specialized instruments for infants and children requires an adapted platform to maximize the efficiency of standard instruments in the pediatric field and minimize the potential for errors. Careful preoperative room planning must be specifically defined in pediatrics to address the limited surface area in small children. The best way to modify the pediatric robotic operating room is to use an operating room table that can move with respect to the robot. The placement of all the working ports in a limited working space in small children is crucial and represents the most challenging aspect to maximize movement and prevent collisions with the external robotic arms. Proper patient positioning on the operating table is essential to allow optimal surgical view. A well-trained and collegial surgical team is crucial for the operating room dynamics and likely contributes to positive patient outcomes.


  • Robotic
  • Setting
  • Instrumentation
  • Operating room
  • Surgical system
  • Children

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Pelizzo, G. (2017). Operating Room Setting and Robotic Instrumentation. In: Mattioli, G., Petralia, P. (eds) Pediatric Robotic Surgery. Springer, Cham.

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