Worldwide, we have witnessed an expansion of robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS) and thanks to the global adoption of high-resolution diagnostic imaging technologies, an increased incidence of newly diagnosed prostatic, renal and bladder cancers has been recorded with concurrent second primary urological cancer diagnoses increasing by 1.5%. Diverse authors have reported their findings concerning synchronous multi-visceral malignances robotic treatment within the scientific literature. The aim of this study is to comprehensively review all reported articles describing concurrent upper and lower RALS using a singular robotic port scheme within the same intervention for renal malignances and concomitant prostatic or bladder cancers. To the best of our knowledge and vigorous literature search, this is the first study that comprehensively evaluates and reports all combined upper and lower urinary tract surgeries published so far. In carefully selected patients, thanks to multidisciplinary preoperative assessment and surgical planning a combined robotic approach can reduce the morbidity, complications, hospital admissions and the overall length of hospitalization.
Concomitant robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries for upper and lower urinary tract malignancies: a comprehensive literature review / Scarcella, S.; Castellani, D.; Piazza, P.; Giulioni, C.; Sarchi, L.; Amato, M.; Bravi, C. A.; Lores, M. P.; Farinha, R.; Knipper, S.; Palagonia, E.; Skrobot, S. A.; Develtere, D.; Berquin, C.; Sinatti, C.; Van Puyvelde, H.; De Groote, R.; Umari, P.; De Naeyer, G.; Dell'Atti, L.; Milanese, G.; Puliatti, S.; Teoh, J. Y. -C.; B. Galosi, A.; Mottrie, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF ROBOTIC SURGERY. - ISSN 1863-2483. - (2021). [10.1007/s11701-021-01317-1]