Robot-assisted laparoscopic anterior pelvic exenteration for bladder cancer in the female patient.

@article{Pruthi2008RobotassistedLA,
  title={Robot-assisted laparoscopic anterior pelvic exenteration for bladder cancer in the female patient.},
  author={Raj Som Pruthi and Heather Stefaniak and Jerry S. Hubbard and Eric. M. Wallen},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={2397-402; discussion 2402}
}
INTRODUCTION Recent small case series have now been reported for robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy. Herein, we describe our approach and initial experience with robotic-assisted laparoscopic anterior pelvic exenteration in the female patient with bladder cancer. METHODS We describe the technique of robotic-assisted laparoscopic anterior pelvic exenteration. The classic da Vinci or the da Vinci S robotic platform is utilized for the procedure. In our experience, 12 women… CONTINUE READING