Neuroblastoma pp 357-362 | Cite as

Robotic Surgery for Neuroblastoma

  • Luca Pio
  • Thomas Blanc
  • Girolamo Mattioli
  • Yves Heloury
  • Sabine Sarnacki


In the last years, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has gained popularity for the treatment of pediatric neuroblastic tumors. As this tumor could be fragmented, the fear of peritoneal or pleural spillage is of less importance and numerous studies have been reported, especially for adrenal and thoracic paravertebral locations. Robotic surgery, when compared to conventional MIS, can potentially enlarge the indication of MIS and improve completeness of resection. A few case series have been currently reported, but this approach would certainly be developed in the following years.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Pio
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thomas Blanc
    • 1
    • 2
  • Girolamo Mattioli
    • 3
    • 4
  • Yves Heloury
    • 5
    • 6
  • Sabine Sarnacki
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department Pediatric SurgeryNecker - Enfants Malades Hospital, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.University of ParisParisFrance
  3. 3.Pediatric Surgery DepartmentGiannina Gaslini Research InstituteGenoaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health (DINOGMI)University of GenoaGenoaItaly
  5. 5.Urology DepartmentRoyal Children’s HospitalParkvilleAustralia
  6. 6.Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology, APHP Hôpital Necker-Enfants MalaldesUniversity of ParisParisFrance

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