Development of robotic mastectomy using a single-port surgical robot system

Hyung Seok Park, Jeea Lee, Haemin Lee, Kwanbum Lee, Seung Yong Song, Antonio Toesca

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Minimal invasive surgical technique has been increasingly applied to breast surgery. Since the first robot-assisted nipple-sparing mastectomy was introduced, we have been performing nipple-sparing mastectomy using multi-port robotic surgical system. Last year, the new robotic surgical system with single port was introduced. We report the development of a robotic nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction through a single incision using the updated single-port surgical robot system for a patient with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Breast reconstruction was performed using implants. Postoperative pathological examination revealed DCIS in both breasts. There were no major immediate complications, except for a minor skin burn on the right breast. Overall, the initial operation using the updated platform was safely performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Breast Cancer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


  • Breast neoplasms
  • Mammaplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures
  • Robotic surgical procedures
  • Subcutaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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