Robotic rectosigmoidectomy - pioneer case report in Brazil. Current scene in colorectal robotic surgery

Arq Gastroenterol. Jan-Mar 2010;47(1):116-8. doi: 10.1590/s0004-28032010000100018.


Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is believed to be technically and oncologically feasible. Robotic surgery is an attractive mode in performing minimally-invasive surgery once it has several advantages if compared to standard laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this paper is to report the first known case of colorectal resection surgery using the robotic assisted surgical device in Brazil. A 35-year-old woman with deep infiltrating endometriosis with rectal involvement was referred for colorectal resection using da Vinci surgical system. The authors also reviewed the most current series and discussed not only the safety and feasibility but also the real benefits of robotic colorectal surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Colon, Sigmoid / surgery*
  • Endometriosis / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Rectal Diseases / surgery*
  • Robotics / methods*