Visceral and Gastrointestinal Complications in Robotic Urologic Surgery

  • Guillermo Velilla
  • Cristina Redondo
  • François Rozet
  • Rafael Sanchez-Salas
  • Xavier Cathelineau


Robot-assisted urologic surgery has become widely adopted worldwide. Despite the great advantages of this technique, complications also must be considered. Visceral and gastrointestinal lesions are among the most dangerous complications and could be life-threatening; therefore, an early diagnosis and management is crucial. Standardized systems for reporting and classification of surgical complications, such as Clavien–Dindo and Martin–Donat classifications, provide better information and can support correct identification and management. Preoperative imaging may help decrease the likelihood of complications and increase the chance of recognition when injury occurs. The main visceral and intestinal lesions, such as the most common ways to injury during robotic surgery, and the main risks associated with port placement must be known in order to avoid complications. Early recognition and intraoperative treatment of visceral or intestinal injuries during robotic surgery is essential, and otherwise, the quickness of postoperative diagnosis and management is crucial.


Complications Gastrointestinal Robotic surgery Trocar insertion Bowel injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo Velilla
    • 1
  • Cristina Redondo
    • 1
  • François Rozet
    • 1
  • Rafael Sanchez-Salas
    • 1
  • Xavier Cathelineau
    • 1
  1. 1.L’Institut Mutualiste MontsourisParisFrance

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