Acta Med. 2020, 63: 63-66

Robotic Management of Fibroids: Discussion of Use, Criteria and Advantages

Ioannis D. Gkegkesa, George Iatrakisb, Paraskevi-Evangelia Iavazzoc, Konstadia Bakalianoud, Christos Iavazzoc

aDepartment of Surgery, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK
bDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Athens, Greece
cGynaecological Oncology Department, Metaxa Cancer Hospital, Piraeus, Greece
dDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Hospital “Agia Olga”, Athens, Greece

Received May 19, 2019
Accepted April 21, 2020

Fibroids are the most common benign tumors affecting fertility and quality of life. Different methods either definitive or fertility sparing are used for their management by using open, laparoscopic and robotic techniques. This is a narrative review presenting the role and the advantages of robotic surgery in fibroids (myomectomies or hysterectomies). Such a management is effective, safe and feasible in hands of well-trained teams even for multiple, large or deep located fibroids.


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