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Cheng-Ming Peng, Hsin-Cheng Liu, Ching-Lung Hsieh, Yao-Kun Yang, Teng-Chieh Cheng, Ruey-Hwang Chou, Yi-Jui Liu
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy has proven to be feasible and safe. Moreover, robotic surgery provides unique advantages for pancreatic procedures, although single-incision robotic pancreatic surgery is rarely discussed. We applied the single-port modified platform to accomplish robotic distal pancreatectomy in a series of patients. METHODS: The subjects of this study were ten patients who underwent robotic distal pancreatectomy in our hospital between July 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2016...
March 7, 2018: Surgery Today
Sophia Chen, Travis C Geraci, Robert James Cerfolio
Robotic lobectomy is an increasingly common surgical approach for anatomic lung resection. Over the last decade, robotic lobectomy has shown to be safe, with oncologic efficacy similar to lobectomy via thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Comparative analysis between these modalities is an active area of investigation. While initially expensive, the costs of a robotic platform decrease as the number of operations performed increases, length of stay is shortened, and postoperative morbidity is reduced...
March 5, 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Manraj N Kaur, Feng Xie, Andrea Shiwcharan, Lisa Patterson, Yaron Shargall, Christian Finley, Colin Schieman, Terry Dalimonte, Christine Fahim, Waël C Hanna
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to compare robotic portal (RP) to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resections for early stage non-small cell lung cancer with respect to health care resource utilization during the first year of a robotic surgery program in thoracic oncology. METHODS: Patients who underwent anatomic lung resections using RP (n = 42) or VATS (n = 96) for early stage non-small cell lung cancer between April 2014 and March 2015 at a single institution were identified...
March 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Alexander C Chen, Colin T Gillespie
PURPOSE: Bronchoscopy for peripheral pulmonary lesions continues to present challenges to clinicians. One potential limitation may be the inability to advance conventional bronchoscopes into close proximity of peripheral lesions prior to biopsy. This study was performed to assess the reach of a robotic endoscopic system within human cadaveric lungs compared to conventional thin bronchoscopes. DESCRIPTION: All segmental bronchi (RB1-10, LB1-10) were accessed in two human cadavers using a conventional thin bronchoscope and robotic endoscope of identical outer diameter...
February 24, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Hiroshige Nakamura, Tomohiro Haruki
As surgical robots have widely spread, verification of their usefulness in the general thoracic surgery field is required. The most favorable advantage of robot-assisted surgery is the markedly free movement of joint-equipped robotic forceps under 3-dimensional high-vision. Accurate operation makes complex procedures straightforward and may overcome weak points of previous thoracoscopic surgery. Robot-assisted surgery for lung cancer and mediastinal disease have been safely introduced and initial results have shown favorable...
January 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
G Leschber
More than 200 years ago the first attempts at thoracoscopy were made but only after its introduction 25 years ago has video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) experienced rapid progress. Due to worldwide cooperation and international networking tremendous progress of the technique was made by thoracic surgeons on all continents developing the technique into a less invasive operating procedure on the thorax. For patients this meant improvement in the quality of life and ultimately better survival rates following lung cancer surgery...
February 21, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
Patrick F Vining, Timothy M Lee, Costas S Bizekis, Michael D Zervos
Robotic resection of pulmonary lesions has become a more common approach in the field of thoracic surgery. The greatest drawback of robotic resection is the lack of tactile feedback as compared to open approaches, making identification of intrapulmonary lesion difficult. Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (navibronch) enables pre-incisional marking of pulmonary lesions for intraoperative identification. We sought to determine how effective navibronch was in our institution's robotic cases. Thirty-one patients underwent robotically assisted resection of 35 lesions with the assistance of navibronch from 7/2014 to 9/2015...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Samy Lachkar, Jean-Marc Baste, Luc Thiberville, Christophe Peillon, Philippe Rinieri, Nicolas Piton, Florian Guisier, Mathieu Salaun
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery of pulmonary nodules allows suboptimal palpation of the lung compared to open thoracotomy. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess endoscopic pleural dye marking using radial endobronchial ultrasound (r-EBUS) and virtual bronchoscopy to localize small peripheral lung nodules immediately before minimally invasive resection. METHODS: The endoscopic procedure was performed without fluoroscopy, under general anesthesia in the operating room immediately before minimally invasive surgery...
January 25, 2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Giulia Veronesi, Patrick Dorn, Joel Dunning, Giuseppe Cardillo, Ralph A Schmid, Justin Collins, Jean-Marc Baste, Stefan Limmer, Ghada M M Shahin, Jan-Hendrik Egberts, Alessandro Pardolesi, Elisa Meacci, Sasha Stamenkovic, Gianluca Casali, Jens C Rueckert, Mauro Taurchini, Nicola Santelmo, Franca Melfi, Alper Toker
OBJECTIVES: As the adoption of robotic procedures becomes more widespread, additional risk related to the learning curve can be expected. This article reports the results of a Delphi process to define procedures to optimize robotic training of thoracic surgeons and to promote safe performance of established robotic interventions as, for example, lung cancer and thymoma surgery. METHODS: In June 2016, a working panel was spontaneously created by members of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) with a specialist interest in robotic thoracic surgery and/or surgical training...
January 25, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Angelica I Aviles-Rivero, Samar M Alsaleh, Alicia Casals
PURPOSE: Technical advancements have been part of modern medical solutions as they promote better surgical alternatives that serve to the benefit of patients. Particularly with cardiovascular surgeries, robotic surgical systems enable surgeons to perform delicate procedures on a beating heart, avoiding the complications of cardiac arrest. This advantage comes with the price of having to deal with a dynamic target which presents technical challenges for the surgical system. In this work, we propose a solution for cardiac motion estimation...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Min P Kim, Edward Y Chan
Early versions of the da Vinci robot system (S and Si) have been used to perform pulmonary lung resection with severe limitations. The lack of a vascular robot stapler required the presence of a trained bedside assistant whose role was to place, manipulate and fire the stapler around major vascular structures. Thus, the techniques developed for the Si robot required a skilled bedside assistant to perform stapling of the hilar structure and manipulation of the lung. With the advent of the da Vinci Xi system with a vascular robot stapler, we postulated that we could develop a new port placement and technique to provide total control for the surgeon during the pulmonary lung resection...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Norihiko Ishikawa, Yumiko Ohtake, Go Watanabe
A 66-year-old woman was referred to our institute for an enlarging tumor of the thyroid, and neck and chest computed tomography scan showed not only a thyroid tumor, but also an anterior mediastinal tumor and ground-glass nodules in the lung. Because of persisting symptoms, an enlarging thyroid mass, and the possibility of cancer, excision of the tumors was proposed. A 6-cm-long vertical skin incision was made in the right axilla, a mini-thoracotomy was made in the third intercostal space, and an additional port was placed in the fifth intercostal space...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Alessandro Pardolesi, Luca Bertolaccini, Jury Brandolini, Piergiorgio Solli
Numerous published articles have shown the safety and efficacy of robotic lung resection, including lobectomy. Several techniques have been described by different authors to perform a robot assisted lung lobectomy. We adopted four arms robotic procedure. We usually perform three ports (10-15 mm) and an anterior 3 to 4 cm utility incision. This technique allows to safely proceed with an anterior to posterior approach to the hilum. In this study, we present in clear and sequential steps, the procedure to perform a right upper lobectomy for early stage lung cancer...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Pei-Ming Huang, Mong-Wei Lin, Ke-Cheng Chen, Jang-Ming Lee
Background: As an option for minimally invasive thoracic surgery, robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) has shown comparable perioperative outcomes to those achieved by traditional video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). It is unknown whether RATS might have any potential benefits in more complex thoracic surgical procedures, which usually require open surgery instead of VATS. The current study presents a preliminary result regarding the use of RATS in complex thoracic operations in an attempt to address this unresolved question...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Zipu Yu, Qiong Xie, Lei Guo, Xin Chen, Chenyao Ni, Wenzong Luo, Weidong Li, Liang Ma
Aim: To conduct a meta-analysis to determine the relative merits between robotic video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (R-VATS) and conventional video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer. Results: Fifteen studies matched the selection criterion, which reported 8827 subjects, of whom 1704 underwent R-VATS and 7123 underwent VATS. Compared the perioperative outcomes with VATS, reports of R-VATS indicated unfavorable outcomes considering the operative time (SMD = 0...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
Sarah Nisivaco, Mackenzie McCrorey, Dorothy Krienbring, Brooke Patel, Sudhir Srivastava, Husam H Balkhy
Redo-totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) after previous TECAB to our knowledge has never been reported in the literature. We present a case report of a 65-year-old gentleman who underwent a second beating-heart TECAB with the right internal mammary artery (IMA) to the obtuse marginal branch, following previous TECAB (left IMA-diagonal/left anterior descending). An extensive experience in robotic coronary operation and anastomotic devices contributed to the successful outcome in this patient. We conclude that prior TECAB is not a contraindication to redo-TECAB as long as an IMA conduit is available and left lung adhesions are not prohibitive...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Rajesh Pidikiti, Bijal C Patel, Matthew R Maynard, Joseph P Dugas, Joseph Syh, Narayan Sahoo, Hsinshun Terry Wu, Lane R Rosen
This paper summarizes clinical commissioning of the world's first commercial, clinically utilized installation of a compact, image-guided, pencil-beam scanning, intensity-modulated proton therapy system, the IBA Proteus(®) ONE, at the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center (WKCC) in Shreveport, LA. The Proteus(®) ONE is a single-room, compact-gantry system employing a cyclotron-generated proton beam with image guidance via cone-beam CT as well as stereoscopic orthogonal and oblique planar kV imaging. Coupling 220° of gantry rotation with a 6D robotic couch capable of in plane patient rotations of over 180° degrees allows for 360° of treatment access...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Bin Liang, Yongbao Li, Wei Ran, Bin Guo, Xuang Xu, Bo Liu, Jiafeng Li, Qiuwen Wu, Fugen Zhou
With robot-controlled linac positioning, the robotic radiotherapy system such as CyberKnife significantly increases the freedom in radiation beam placement, but also imposes more challenges on treatment plan optimization. The resampling mechanism in vendor supplied treatment planning system (MultiPlan) could not fully explore the increased beam direction search space. Besides, a sparse treatment plan (using fewer beams) is desired to improve the treatment efficiency. This study proposes a singular value decomposition linear programming (SVDLP) optimization technique for circular collimator based robotic radiotherapy...
November 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Mohamed K Kamel, Jeffrey L Port
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Elderly patients presenting with thoracic malignancies tend to be largely undertreated because of a presumption that this group will incur a high treatment-associated morbidity and mortality. The current review highlights the current practice and recent updates in the surgical management of thoracic malignancies, mainly lung cancer, in the elderly population. RECENT FINDINGS: Lung resections appears to be relatively safe in the elderly patients presenting with lung cancer...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Paul Linsky, Benjamin Wei
Lobectomy is still currently the gold standard for treatment of lung cancer. With the great advancement of robotic surgery, robotic lobectomy has been demonstrated to be an operation that is safe and can be done in a timely manner, similar to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Additionally, reports show that long-term oncologic outcomes for robotic lobectomy are consistent with those reported for VATS and open lobectomy. Patients are selected in the same manner as those for VATS. Improved optics, increased dexterity of the instruments, and better ergonomics can yield subjective advantages to the surgeon...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
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