Current status and role of robotic approach in patients with low-lying rectal cancer
- Ryu, Hyo Seon; Kim, Jin
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- Minimally invasive surgical procedures; Proctectomy; Rectal neoplasms; Robotic surgical procedures; Treatment outcome
- Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research, v.103, no.1, pp.1 - 11
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- Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
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- Utilization of robotic surgical systems has increased over the years. Robotic surgery is presumed to have advantages of enhanced visualization, improved dexterity, and reduced tremor, which is purported to be more suitable for rectal cancer surgery in a confined space than laparoscopic or open surgery. However, evidence supporting improved clinical and oncologic outcomes after robotic surgery remains controversial and limited despite the widespread adoption of robotic surgical systems. To date, numerous observational studies and a few randomized controlled trials have failed to demonstrate that short-term, oncological, and functional outcomes after a robotic surgery are superior to those of laparoscopic surgery for low rectal cancer patients. The objective of this review is to summarize the current state of robotic surgery and its impact on low-lying rectal cancer.
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