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Robotic abdominoperineal resection with sacrectomy in obese male patients

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2011;11(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3297

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This video presents a robotic abdominoperineal resection with sacrectomy in an obese male patient. The patient has a BMI of 37 and a locally advanced rectal cancer invading the sacrum. After preoperative chemoradiation therapy, he developed a localized abscess within the mesorectum. He subsequently underwent a combined procedure, which included robotic total mesorectal excision followed by the perineal dissection that involved sacrectomy at the S3/S4 level. The specimen was removed through the perineum. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate the potential role of robotic technology in surgical treatment of advanced rectal cancer. The potential role of this technology is also noticed when treating obese individuals.