Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy Compared With Standard Laparoscopic Myomectomy.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, 07/31/2012
Gargiulo Antonio R et al. – This study compares the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic myomectomy and robot–assisted laparoscopic myomectomy. It was seen that Robot–assisted laparoscopic myomectomy and laparoscopic myomectomy have similar operative outcomes in a high–volume surgical practice. Operative time and intraoperative estimated blood loss were significantly greater in the robot–assisted laparoscopic myomectomy group, but the level of statistical significance for intraoperative estimated blood loss was marginal and the clinical significance was undetermined. According to the authors, use of barbed suture in the laparoscopic myomectomy group could have account for these differences.