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2016, Volume 7, Number 2, Page(s) 129-134
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Robot-Assisted Resection of a Presacral Schwannoma: A Technical Note
Sheng-Fu L. Lo1, Wataru Ishida1, Mohamad E. Allaf2, Akos Kalmar3, Ying Wei Lum4, Jean-Paul Wolinsky1
1Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine,USA
2Department of Urology, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, USA
3Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, USA
4Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, USA
Keywords: Presacral tumor, robot-assisted, robotic, schwannoma

Since the introduction of da Vinci robotic system in the 1990s, robot-assisted techniques have been applied to a wide variety of surgical specialties such as urology, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiac surgery, head and neck surgery, and more recently, spine surgery. Here we describe a technical description of the clinical application of robotic surgery to a 22-year-old female with a 7 x 6.2 x 5.8 cm presacral schwannoma originating from the right S2 neural foramen as well as a review of the treatment of presacral tumors and the current evidence supporting the use of robot-assisted surgical techniques.

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