Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-20-2020

Comments

This article is the authors' final version prior to publication in Urology, May 2020.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2020.05.017. Copyright © Elsevier

Abstract

Urologic and gynecologic surgeons are the top utilizers of robotic surgery; however, non-obstetrical robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS) in pregnant patients is infrequent. A systematic literature review was performed to ascertain the frequency, indication and complications of RALS in pregnancy. Results showed thirty-eight pregnancies from eleven publications between 2008-2020. Five cases were for urologic indication and thirty-three for gynecologic indication. Minimal surgical alterations were required. Although no adverse maternal-fetal outcomes were reported, there are not enough cases published to determine safety. This review demonstrates the feasibility of RALS for the pregnant population in the hands of competent robotic surgeons.

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PubMed ID

32445766

Language

English

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