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Case Report

Robotic modified radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy

20 Sep 2007
A Maggioni, L Bocciolone, M Peiretti, F Landoni, V Zanagnolo, L Minig, G Roviglione, N Colombo

Radical hysterectomy, the complete removal of a woman's uterus, is usually performed via an abdominal incision that requires a 3–5 day hospital stay and a 6–8 week recovery period. Now, in a handful of hospitals around the world, new robotic technology allows doctors to perform this procedure through small incisions that require a recovery time of only one night in the hospital and a significantly shorter recovery period at home. Watch such a procedure being carried out at the European Institute of Oncology.

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