BACKGROUND: Recently, the results of a RCT have raised concerns on the management of cervical cancer through a minimally invasive approach. This study reports on the outcomes of patients with early stage cervical cancer submitted to robotics.
METHODS: Retrospective review of a consecutive series of patients with an early cervical cancer treated with robotics at a single Institution over a 9-year period.
RESULTS: A total of 91 women were managed; 39 (41.1%) had cervical adenocarcinoma. One (1.1%) conversion to laparotomy and one (1.1%) intraoperative complication occurred. Five (5.5%) patients experienced postoperative (>G2) complications; 24 (26.4%) patients required further adjuvant therapies. After a median follow-up of 40.7 (3.8-96.6) months, the DFS and OS were 90.4 (95%CI 85.3-95.6)% and 94.5 (95%CI 91.8-97.2)%, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: According to the available literature, the survival outcomes of this series of RRH for ECC are not inferior to what recorded in the past by an open approach.
|Journal||International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2019|
- Aged, 80 and over
- Interdisciplinary Communication
- Middle Aged
- Neoplasm Metastasis
- Prospective Studies
- Retrospective Studies
- Robotic Surgical Procedures/methods
- Treatment Outcome
- Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/mortality
- Young Adult