Ann Coloproctol.  2019 Aug;35(4):181-186. 10.3393/ac.2018.10.18.

Comparison of Short-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic-Assisted Colon Cancer Surgery Using a Joystick-Guided Endoscope Holder (Soloassist II) or a Human Assistant

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Wonkwang University Hospital, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. mist3284@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study aimed to compare the short-term outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted colon cancer surgery in the Soloassist II-assisted (SA) group and in the human-assisted (HA) group.
METHODS
A total of 76 patients with colon cancer who underwent laparoscopic-assisted right hemicolectomy and anterior resection performed by a single surgeon between January 2017 and May 2018 were recruited from the consecutively enrolled registry and retrospectively analyzed.
RESULTS
Of 76 patients, 43 underwent surgery with human assistance and 33 underwent surgery using the Soloassist II system. The clinicopathologic characteristics were not statistically different between the 2 groups. In both HA and SA groups, no statistical difference was observed between operation time (220.23 ± 47.83 minutes vs. 218.03 ± 38.22 minutes, P = 0.829), total number of harvested lymph nodes (20.42 ± 10.86 vs. 20.24 ± 8.21, P = 0.938), and other parameters of short-term outcomes (length of hospital stay, blood loss, open conversion, time to flatus, time to soft diet, and complication events). Subgroup analyses did not show statistical differences.
CONCLUSION
Soloassist II can reduce the participation of a human assistant during surgery and is not inferior to human assistance in laparoscopic-assisted colon cancer surgery. Thus, it is a feasible instrument in laparoscopic-assisted colon cancer surgery that can provide positive short-term outcomes.

Keyword

Laparoscopy; Colon cancer; Soloassist; Endoscope holder

MeSH Terms

Colon*
Colonic Neoplasms*
Diet
Endoscopes*
Flatulence
Humans*
Laparoscopy
Length of Stay
Lymph Nodes
Retrospective Studies
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