Maximizing use of robot-arm no. 3 in da Vinci-assisted thoracic surgery

Naohiro Kajiwara*, Junichi Maeda, Koichi Yoshida, Yasufumi Kato, Masaru Hagiwara, Masatoshi Kakihana, Tatsuo Ohira, Norihiko Kawate, Norihiko Ikeda

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Abstract

We have previously reported on the importance of appropriate robot-arm settings and replacement of instrument ports in robot-assisted thoracic surgery, because the thoracic cavity requires a large space to access all lesions in various areas of the thoracic cavity from the apex to the diaphragm and mediastinum and the chest wall.1-3 Moreover, it can be difficult to manipulate the da Vinci Surgical System using only arms No. 1 and No. 2 depending on the tumor location. However, arm No. 3 is usually positioned on the same side as arm No. 2, and sometimes it is only used as an assisting-arm to avoid conflict with other arms (Fig. 1). In this report, we show how robot-arm No. 3 can be used with maximum effectiveness in da Vinci-assisted thoracic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-933
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Surgery
Volume100
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May

Keywords

  • Da Vinci surgical system
  • Robot arm
  • Robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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