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Robotic-assisted treatment of celiac artery compression syndrome: report of a case and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22736578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The surgical management of celiac artery compression syndrome (CACS) is controversial. Controversies include the appropriate surgical technique, the surgical approach, and the utility of postoperative stents. The literature is reviewed, and a case of CACS is presented in which a robotic-assisted division of the median arcuate ligament (MAL) was performed. METHODS: Robotic-assisted treatment of celiac artery syndrome was carried out using six (five 1 cm and one 2 cm) abdominal incisions. The robotic device was used to expose the aorta and celiac artery and divide the median arcuate ligament. RESULTS: Postoperatively, the patient's postprandial abdominal pain subsided. On 16 month follow-up, the patient was doing well, tolerated an unrestricted diet without symptoms, and exhibited weight gain. CONCLUSION: This case is the second reported in the literature and demonstrates that the robotic approach to division of the MAL is feasible, safe, and efficacious. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Mark Meyer; Farid Gharagozloo; Duy Nguyen; Barbara Tempesta; Eric Strother; Marc Margolis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1478-596X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101250764     Medline TA:  Int J Med Robot     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Washington Institute of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.
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