Robotic resection of duodenal adenoma
Addeo, Pietro F.
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Background: Duodenal sporadic adenomatous polyps are rare findings during upper endoscopy. Resection is indicated due to their malignant potential. +Methods: A 55 year-old male patient was diagnosed with a 3 cm duodenal adenomatous polyp with low-grade dysplasia, which could not be safely resected by endoscopy. A transduodenal submucosal robotic-assisted polypectomy was performed. +Results: The operative time was 4.5 h, with an estimated blood loss of 200 ml. The patient had a normal bowel transit on postoperative day 3 and he was discharged on postoperative day 7. Three months follow-up was uneventful. The final histological finding revealed a completely resected duodenal adenomatous polyp without signs of malignancy. +Conclusion: Robotic-assisted resection of duodenal polyps is a feasible technique that may be indicated for the local excision of duodenal lesions that cannot be endoscopically resected. Compared to the open and laparoscopic approach, it offers many technical advantages.