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Minerva Ginecologica 2009 August;61(4):339-46

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Robotic radical hysterectomy. A literature review

Smith A. L. 1, Pareja R. 2, Ramirez P. T. 3

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, USA 2 Institute if Cancerology, Clínica las Américas, Medellín, Colombia 3 Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas M.D., Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA


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Advanced laparoscopic procedures are increasingly being used as an alternative to laparotomy in gynecologic surgery. Several reviews have been completed that examine the advantages and drawbacks of this technique. Robotic technology offers the promise of overcoming many of the shortcomings of laparoscopy, while preserving classic operative techniques. This review article summarizes some of the most recent literature provided in the arena of robotic assisted radical hysterectomy for the treatment of cervical or endometrial cancer.

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