Robot-assisted excision of a large retroperitoneal schwannoma.


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INTRODUCTION:There are few case reports of retroperitoneal tumor excision using the robotic technique. We describe a case of a 13 × 9 × 7- cm retroperitoneal schwannoma that was excised using robot-assisted surgery to provide a minimally invasive benefit to the patient. CASE REPORT:A 45-year-old woman presented with a right paracaval retroperitoneal lump with well-defined margins displacing the inferior vena cava, the right kidney, the head of pancreas, and the duodenum. She underwent a robot-assisted excision of the tumor using the da Vinci Si HD surgical system using three robotic arms. The biopsy results revealed a well-encapsulated schwannoma diffusely positive for S100. The patient was discharged on the third postoperative day and was still doing well at 1-month follow-up. CONCLUSION:Use of robotic technology assists in providing minimally invasive benefits to the patient. It is a safe and effective technique for retroperitoneal surgery.

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Cited Authors

  • Bindal, V; Bhatia, P; Kalhan, S; Khetan, M; John, S; Ali, A; Singh, R; Rath, A; Wadhera, S; Bansal, N

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 150 - 154

PubMed ID

  • 24680161

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24680161

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-3797

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1086-8089

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4293/108680813x13654754534873


  • eng