Alessandra Marano, Gaspare Cannata, Marco Mannino, Maria Carmela Giuffrida, Felice Borghi. Santa Croce e Carle Hospital
Schwannomas are tumors that arise from Schwann cells in neural sheaths and those located in the retroperitoneal region are rare counting for only 0.7%–2.7% of all primary schwannomas. Diagnosis is usually made only after excision and histological examination owing to nonspecific radiologic appearances. Therefore, definitive treatment entails complete surgical excision with negative margins in order to prevent reoccurrence of the mass and to verify its nonmalignant status. Here we report the successful robotic resection of a retroperitoneal schwannoma arising from left lateral femocutaneous nerve, with minimal invasiveness and fast postoperative recovery. To the best of our knowledge, the application of robotic approach for the treatment of this type of lesions has been rarely reported in literature so far.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 87374
Program Number: V046
Presentation Session: Solid Organ Videos Session
Presentation Type: Video