Robotic surgery may offer significant advantages for treating extraperitoneal rectal cancer. Although laparoscopy has been shown to be safe and effective, laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) remains technically challenging and is still performed in selected centers. Robotic anterior resection (RAR) may overcome the drawback of conventional laparoscopy, providing high-quality surgery with favorable oncological outcomes. Moreover, recent data show how RAR offers clinical and oncological benefits when affording difficult TMEs, such as low and advanced rectal tumors, in terms of complication rate, specimen quality, recurrence rate, and survival. This series aims to review the most recent and relevant literature, reporting mid- and long-term oncological outcomes and focusing on minimally invasive RAR for low rectal cancer.

Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision for Low Rectal Cancer: A Narrative Review and Description of the Technique / G. Formisano, L. Ferraro, A. Salaj, S. Giuratrabocchetta, G. Piccolo, G. Di Raimondo, P.P. Bianchi. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 12:14(2023 Jul 24), pp. 4859.1-4859.10. [10.3390/jcm12144859]

Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision for Low Rectal Cancer: A Narrative Review and Description of the Technique

G. Formisano
Primo
;
G. Di Raimondo
Penultimo
;
P.P. Bianchi
Ultimo
2023

Abstract

Robotic surgery may offer significant advantages for treating extraperitoneal rectal cancer. Although laparoscopy has been shown to be safe and effective, laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) remains technically challenging and is still performed in selected centers. Robotic anterior resection (RAR) may overcome the drawback of conventional laparoscopy, providing high-quality surgery with favorable oncological outcomes. Moreover, recent data show how RAR offers clinical and oncological benefits when affording difficult TMEs, such as low and advanced rectal tumors, in terms of complication rate, specimen quality, recurrence rate, and survival. This series aims to review the most recent and relevant literature, reporting mid- and long-term oncological outcomes and focusing on minimally invasive RAR for low rectal cancer.
long-term outcomes; rectal cancer; robotic anterior resection; total mesorectal excision;
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
24-lug-2023
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