Chen, . Shian-Dian
Chen, . Ying-Da
Chen, . Yin-Jen
Chang, . Tzu-Chao
Lin, . Tiing-Foong
Siow, . U-Chon
Chio, . Shu-Yi
Huang, . Jiann-Ming
Wu, . Kuo-Shyang
Laparoscopic hepatectomy and hepaticojejunostomy remain a surgical challenge despite the recent advances in minimally invasive surgery. A robotic surgical system has been developed to overcome the inherent limitations of the traditional laparoscopic approach. However, techniques of robotic hepatectomy have not been well described, and a description of robotic major hepatectomy with bilioenteric anastomosis can be found only in two previous reports. Here, we report a 33-year-old man with a history of choledochocyst resection. The patient experienced repeat cholangitis with left hepatolithiasis during follow-up. Robotic left hepatectomy and revision of hepaticojejunostomy were performed smoothly. The patient recovered uneventfully and remained symptoms-free at a follow-up of 20 months. The robotic approach is beneficial in the fine dissection of the hepatic hilum and revision of hepaticojejunostomy in this particular patient.
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Published on 26/05/17Submitted on 26/05/17
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