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Robotic surgery for benign gynaecological disease

Liu H, Lu D, Wang L, Shi G, Song H, Clarke J
Published Online: 
15 February 2012

In recent years, robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery has been developed to support a range of surgical procedures. Robotic surgery in benign gynaecological disease is one of the fastest growing areas, for conditions such as removal of the uterus or uterine fibroids, reuniting a divided tube, and to cure vaginal vault prolapse. Robotic surgery may lead to reduced blood loss, favourable complication rates, and short hospital stays. However, this systematic review found only limited evidence that refutes the previous points of view and does not support the use of robotic surgery for women with benign gynaecological disease.

This record should be cited as: 
Liu H, Lu D, Wang L, Shi G, Song H, Clarke J. Robotic surgery for benign gynaecological disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD008978. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008978.pub2
Assessed as up to date: 
21 November 2011
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