Total Laparoscopic (S-LPS) versus TELELAP ALF-X Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy: A Case-Control Study

Francesco Fanfani, Stefano Restaino, Cristiano Rossitto, Salvatore Gueli Alletti, Barbara Costantini, Giorgia Monterossi, Serena Cappuccio, Emanuele Perrone, Giovanni Scambia

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Abstract

Study Objective: To compare the feasibility and safety of the TELELAP ALF-X system and standard laparoscopy for total hysterectomy to treat patients with benign and early malignant gynecologic disease. Design: Single-institution retrospective case-control study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). Setting: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. Patients: Between October 2013 and May 2015, 203 women underwent TELELAP-ALF X (group 1) or standard laparoscopic (group 2) total hysterectomy and were enrolled. Interventions: Total standard laparoscopy vs TELELAP ALF-X robot-assisted hysterectomy for benign and early malignant gynecologic disease. Measurements and Main Results: In group 1, the median age was 55 years (range, 40-79 years), median body mass index (BMI) was 25 kg/m2 (range, 17-38 kg/m2), and 51 patients (58%) had undergone previous abdominal surgery. In the control group, the median age was 55 years (range, 34-90 years), median BMI was 25 kg/m2 (range, 17-41 kg/m2), and 31 patients (27%) had previous abdominal surgery. The median operative time was 147 minutes (range, 58-320 minutes) in group 1 and 80 minutes (range, 22-300 minutes) in group 2 (p = .055). The median estimated blood loss was 57 mL (range, 0-600 mL) in group 1 and 99 mL (range, 0-400 mL) in group 2, with no significant differences between the 2 groups (p = .963). Procedures were successfully performed without conversion in 94.3% of cases in the group 1 and in all cases in group 2. Early postoperative pain was significantly lower in group 2. Conclusion: TELELAP ALF-X hysterectomy in patients with benign and early malignant gynecologic disease is feasible and safe, and can be considered a valid option for these patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 5 2016

Keywords

  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotic
  • TELELAP ALF-X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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