Korean J Gynecol Endosc Minim Invasive Surg.  2012 Nov;24(2):70-76.

Surgical outcomes for robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy compared with laparoscopic myomectomy

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  • 1Jeju National University, School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
To compare surgical outcomes of patients with myoma after robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy and laparoscopic myomectomy.
METHODS
Retrospective chart review of 15 robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy (RLM) patients and 30 laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) patients at Jeju National University Hospital in Jeju between July 2009 and July 2012. Clinical features and surgical outcomes were compared.
RESULTS
Surgical time was longer among RLM patinets (185.7 min vs 114.4 min). Patients undergoing robot-assisted myomectomy had a bigger size of the largest myoma, and bigger average size of the myomas. When adjusted for myoma size and number, no significant differences were noted between robotic (RLM: 24.5 min/cm) vs laparoscopic (LM: 21.5 min/cm) groups for mean operating time/total diameter. Blood loss (1.7 g/dl vs 1.95 g/dl), transfusion (0% vs 6.6%) were both no significant differences between the robotic and laparoscopic groups.
CONCLUSION
When adjusted for myoma size and number, short-term outcomes were similar after robotic and laparoscopic myomectomy. Robot-assisted myomectomy is considered reliable procedure.

Keyword

Robot-assisted surgery; Laparoscopy; Myomectomy
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