Robotic nerve-sparing radical parametrectomy: Feasibility and technique

Javier F. Magrina, Paul M. Magtibay

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Background: The objective of this research was to evaluate the feasibility of robotic nerve-sparing radical parametrectomy for cervical cancer after simple hysterectomy. Methods: A 41year-old patient was diagnosed with invasive cervical adenocarcinoma after simple hysterectomy. Hysterectomy margins were negative. A robotic nerve-sparing radical parametrectomy was offered and performed 5weeks later. Results: Total operating time was 330min, blood loss was 145ml and length of hospitalization 2days. Pathology revealed no residual tumour. Normal bladder function resumed on postoperative day 9. At a follow-up of 16months, the patient remains with no evidence of disease and with normal bladder and bowel function. Conclusions: Robotic nerve-sparing radical parametrectomy is safe and feasible and can be offered to patients with indications for radical parametrectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • Nerve-sparing
  • Radical parametrectomy
  • Robotic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Biophysics
  • Computer Science Applications


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