Study Objective: To compare perioperative outcomes and cost of robotic-assisted and laparoscopic transperitoneal infrarenal para-aortic lymphadenectomy (TIPAL) for treatment of gynecologic malignant conditions. Design: Prospective non-randomized study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). Setting: Tertiary center for women's health. Patients: Sixty-two patients with gynecologic cancer operated on by the same surgical team. Interventions: Thirty-two patients underwent TIPAL via robotic-assisted laparoscopy, and 30 via conventional laparoscopy. Comparison analyses of perioperative outcomes and estimated costs were performed. Measurements and Main Results: There were no differences between robotic-assisted and laparoscopy insofar as age, body mass index, presurgical morbidity, operating time (92.5minutes for robotics vs 96.6minutes for laparoscopy), number of aortic nodes (12 vs 12), hospitalization stay (2 vs 2days), or rate of complications (12.5% vs 13.3%). Blood loss tended to be lower in the robotic group (75.0 vs 92.5mL; p=08). Surgical cost was higher in the robotic group ($3.42 vs $2.55; p<.001), although hospitalization cost was similar. Conclusion: Robotic-assisted and laparoscopy provide similar perioperative outcomes. However, the robotic-assisted approach is associated with higher surgical cost.
- Infrarenal para-aortic lymphadenectomy
- Perioperative outcomes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology