Notes of robotic surgical technique: Four ways to mobilize splenic flexure

Wanda Luisa Petz, Dario Ribero, Emilio Bertani, Maria L. Polizzi, Giuseppe Spinoglio

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Splenic flexure mobilization is a challenging surgical procedure, but is it necessary to safely perform left colon and rectal resections. This paper is a technical focus detailing the four ways to mobilize splenic flexure in robotic surgery. The medial approach involves an extensive dissection of the medial plane separating descending mesocolon form Toldt fascia; the sovramesocolic approach starts with gastrocolic ligament section; the lateral approach starts with coloparietal detachment and the "one inch-one inch" approach starts with section of transverse mesocolon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016


  • Colectomy
  • Colon, transverse
  • Robotic surgical procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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