Robotic Surgery as an Alternative Approach for Reoperation of Incidental Gallbladder Cancer
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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures with more than a half million cholecystectomies per year in the USA . Gallbladder cancer represents the sixth most common type of gastrointestinal cancer . The incidental gallbladder cancer (IGBC) is diagnosed in 0.19 to 2.1% of all patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for benign gallbladder disease . Regarding the progresses in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) worldwide, LC represents one of the mainstream models of development of skills in MIS. Nowadays, robotic surgery has also been settling its place as a MIS option.
Although laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) is a challenging surgery that endures in technical evolution, its role for IGBC remains controversial . LLR can reduce intraoperative bleeding and postoperative morbidity when compared to open surgery in select cases [5, 6]. Although robotic surgery is feasible for both minor and major liver...
Body mass index
intensive care unit
Incidental gallbladder cancer
Minimally invasive surgery
Compliance with Ethical Standards
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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