Robotic Hartmann’s Reversal
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Hartmann’s resection is a frequently performed procedure in an emergency setting including a colectomy with creation of an end colostomy and a blind rectal stump. Not all colostomies are subsequently reversed in an elective setting due to concerns of complications in a higher-risk patient population. A robotic reversal is presented in the chapter which facilitates a minimal invasive approach decreasing morbidity.
KeywordsHartmann’s reversal Minimal invasive surgery Robotic surgery
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