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vol. 18
General surgery

Robotic versus laparoscopic right colectomy for colon cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jian-Chun Zheng
Shuai Zhao
Wei Chen
Jian-Xiang Wu

Department of Emergency, The Second Hospital of Jiaxing, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Jiaxing University, Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China
Northern Jiangsu People’s Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Videosurgery Miniinv 2023; 18 (1): 20–30
Online publish date: 2022/11/08
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The aim of the study was to compare the short-term surgical outcomes of robotic right colectomy (RRC) with laparoscopic right colectomy (LRC) for colon cancer, to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the robotic surgery system.

Material and methods
A systematic literature review was conducted using the PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases regarding the comparison of RRC vs. LRC for colon cancer in the last 5 years. Studies were included as per the PICOS criteria, and relevant event data were extracted.

Fifteen studies (RRC: 1116 patients; LRC: 4036 patients) were evaluated. RRC demonstrated lower conversion to laparotomy (p = 0.03) and shorter length of hospital stay (p = 0.01), compared with LRC. However, operation times were longer in RRC than in LRC (p < 0.001). The estimated blood loss, retrieved lymph nodes, and overall postoperative complications were similar between RRC and LRC (p > 0.05).

RRC can be regarded as a feasible and safe technique for colon cancer.


colon cancer, right colectomy, robotic, laparoscopic, meta-analysis

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