Robotic-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy with vascular resection. Description of the surgical technique and analysis of early outcomes

Mario Latteri, Francesco Giovinazzo, Marcos Gomez Ruiz, Marco Vito Marino, Manuel Gomez Fleitas, Adolfo Pisanu, Mauro Podda, Kyoichi Takaori, Marco Vito Marino

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Background: Despite the potential benefits, the adoption of the minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of borderline resectable pancreatic cancer is still in the initial phase. We investigated the safety and feasibility of the robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy with venous resection/reconstruction (RPD SMV/PV). Methods: Since March 2013 to October 2019, a total of 73 RPD and 10 RPD SMV/PV were performed. The two groups were case-matched according to the preoperative characteristics. Results: Mean operative times and estimated blood loss were less in the RPD group in comparison to that in the RPD with SMV-PV group (525 vs 642 min, p = 0.003 and 290 vs 620 ml, p = 0.002, respectively). The mean length of hospital stay was similar in the RPD group in comparison to that in the RPD with SMV-PV group (10 days vs 13 days, p = 0.313). The two groups had similar overall postoperative morbidity rate (57.5% vs 60%, p = 0.686), although the severe complication rate was lower in the RPD group (11% vs 40%, p = 0.004). Conclusions: RPD with SMV-PV is associated with increased operative time, estimated blood loss, higher major complication rate compared with RPD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-350
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical Oncology
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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