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REVIEW ARTICLE

Role of Robotic Surgery in the Treatment of Mirizzi Syndrome

George Chilaka Obonna

Citation Information : Obonna GC. Role of Robotic Surgery in the Treatment of Mirizzi Syndrome. World J Lap Surg 2012; 5 (2):80-84.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1155

Published Online: 01-08-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

To study the role of robotic surgery in the treatment of MS having in mind the various types of the syndrome.

Methods

Literature review from HighWire press, PubMed, Medline, goggle, SpringerLink, Wikipedia relevant documents, templates, forms, E-books and Cochrane database was conducted. Analysis of other publications and journals from robotic surgical institute was done, including live robotic surgery and robotic clinical videos.

Results

When a preoperative diagnosis is made through endoscopic stent insertion via endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with computed tomographic (CT) scan or intraoperative exploration and assessment with ultrasonography establishes Mirizzi types 1 or 2, the current robotic surgical system offers an effective treatment of the syndrome. With the ultra high magnification of the surgical field and the endowristed 7 degrees of refined movement together with an enhanced clinical capability and integration of electrosurgical device, detailed and careful cholecystectomy and even primary closure of common hepatic duct fistula can be perfected.

Conclusion

Combined endoscopic and robotic surgery is effective and safe in the treatment of MS types 1 and 2. Definitely robotics has a role to play in the treatment of MS. During cholecystectomy, partial resection is possible in order to extract the stones, visualize the bile duct and define the type and location of the fistula. T-tube could be placed distal to the fistula in the absence of a preoperative stent. However, complete removal of the gallbladder is now advocated because of the increased risk of malignancy in stone disease.

How to cite this article

Obonna GC, Mishra RK. Role of Robotic Surgery in the Treatment of Mirizzi Syndrome. World J Lap Surg 2012;5(2):80-84.


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