Costs and Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in a Patient with Multiple Fibroids
We present a case of a 53-year-old female with a history of multiple uterine fibroids who presented for robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy. During the operation, a total of six fibroids were dissected from the uterus, and the uterus was divided into smaller pieces to facilitate removal. Specimens were removed at the end of the procedure; the final specimen was difficult to locate within the pelvis and required assistance from general surgery, resulting in a total procedure time of just under 6 hours. We discuss the costs and benefits of performing robotic-assisted hysterectomy in a patient with multiple fibroids.
Heintschel A, Markatos SN, Soto RG. Costs and benefits of robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy in a patient with multiple fibroids. Paper presented at: The American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting; 2021 Oct 8-12; San Diego, CA. Available at: https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/9323/presentation/5892