Robotic Enucleation of a Large Gastroesophageal Junction Leiomyoma

Keerti Yendamuri, Maureen Brady, Steven N. Hochwald, Moshim Kukar, June S. Peng

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In this multimedia article, we demonstrate transabdominal robotic enucleation of a large, multilobulated leiomyoma at the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ). The robotic platform provides stereoscopic visualization and wristed motion, which improved ease of an organ-sparing resection in a challenging anatomic location. Alternative minimally invasive approaches to tumors in this location have been reported including endoscopic, endoscopic with laparoscopic assistance, laparoscopic, and thoracoscopic approaches, with choice of approach dependent upon the location and configuration of the tumor Milito et al. in J Gastrointest Surg 24:499–504, 2020;Li et al. in Dis Esophagus. 22:185–189, 2009;Armstrong et al. in Am Surg. 79:968–972, 2013;Kent et al. in J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 134:176–181, 2007.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8973-8974
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Surgical Oncology
Issue number13
StatePublished - Dec 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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