Feasibility of Transcervical Robotic-Assisted Esophagectomy (TC-RAMIE) in a Cadaver Study—A Future Outlook for an Extrapleural Approach

Peter Philipp Grimminger, Pieter Christiaan van der Sluis, Hubert Stein, Hauke Lang, Richard van Hillegersberg, Jan-Hendrik Egberts
2019 Applied Sciences  
In recent years, the evolution of advanced robotic medical systems has increased rapidly. These technical developments have led to advanced robotic systems, such as the da Vinci Xi, which allows superior controlled complex procedures and innovative surgical strategies. In esophageal surgery, the robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) procedure is being developed and carried out with increasing frequency at centers worldwide. Recently, a new single port robotic system was
more » ... tic system was introduced (da Vinci Single Port (SP)), which may allow for the exploration of new routes, such as transcervical robotic assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (TC-RAMIE). This approach avoids opening the pleura by entering the mediastinum through the jugular window. In this report, we describe the technical steps of the TC-RAMIE using the new da Vinci SP system and compare it to the da Vinci Xi system.
doi:10.3390/app9173572 fatcat:extjbnx3ybagfmoqkapxijpace