Robotic platforms for endometrial cancer treatment: review of the literature
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CitationGüngördük, K., Kahramanoğlu, Ö., Özdemir, İ. A. ve Kahramanoğlu, İ. (2021). Robotic platforms for endometrial cancer treatment: review of the literature. Minerva Medica, 112(1), 47-54. https://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S0026-4806.20.07053-6
INTRODUCTION: The cornerstone in the management of endometrial cancer (EC) is surgical staging. Over the last few decades, minimally invasive surgery has been widely accepted as a mainstay in the treatment of endometrial cancer. The first robotic-assisted gynecological surgery was performed in 1998. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The literature search was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE and PUBMED databases from January 1998 to September 2020. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Several studies have reported the advantages of robotic-assisted surgery over laparoscopy in the management of EC. These are most pronounced in obese patients. Robotic-assisted surgery is also associated with a shorter learning curve, particularly for lymphadenectomy, which enables more surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery for EC. CONCLUSIONS: The effectiveness and oncological results of robotic surgery for EC appear to be similar to those of other surgical methods, but fewer intraoperative complications occur than with other methods.