Robotically assisted laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer

Millinger J, Bengtsson J, Eriksson M, Haglind E, Strandell A, Svanberg T, JivegÄrd L
Record ID 32016000585
Authors' recommendations: Rectal cancer is frequently diagnosed and surgery is the only curative option. Robotically assisted laparoscopic surgery has recently been suggested to be better than open or conventional laparoscopic surgery for both rectal cancer patients and surgeons' ergonomy. The identified literature comprised only non-randomized cohort studies and case series. No patient benefits with robotically assisted laparoscopic surgery were documented and the quality of evidence was very low (GRADE+000) for all studied outcomes. The use of robotically assisted laparoscopic surgery is associated with an added cost of approximately 59000 SEK per patient if 100 patients are operated annually using this technique. This technique needs further evaluation.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Rectal Neoplasms
  • Robotics
Organisation Name: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre
Contact Address: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre, Region Vastra Gotaland, HTA-centrum, Roda Straket 8, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, 413 45 GOTHENBORG, Sweden
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