Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 515–517 | Cite as

Robot-assisted abdominal wall excision of a PSMA-detected prostate cancer metastasis

  • D. MoranEmail author
  • T. Gross
  • D. Gavin
  • A. J. Costello
Case Report


Recent advances in novel functional imaging techniques such as PSMA PET may now offer the ability to identify small volume metastases which may otherwise go undetected. The treatment of these lesions is controversial, particularly in the oligometastatic state. We report the case of an abdominal wall metastasis detected with PSMA imaging which we treated with surgical excision. This resulted in an undetectable PSA 6 weeks post excision.


Prostate cancer metastasis Oligometastatic disease PSMA PET Robotic excision 


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Conflict of interest

Authors D. Moran, T. Gross, D. Gavin, A. J. Costello declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Informed consent

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study. Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this Case. Report/any accompanying images. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the Editor-in-Chief of this journal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Royal Melbourne HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
  3. 3.Australian Prostate CentreMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Department of UrologyUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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