The objective of this study is to review our experience with robotic interval cytoreduction following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer. We retrospectively reviewed patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and interval robotic cytoreduction (IRC) between 2011 and 2016 at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Demographic information, chemotherapy treatment, operative results, and follow-up were extracted from medical records. Twenty-nine patients underwent IRC after a mean of 3.9 cycles of NAC. The mean operative time was 165 min with a mean EBL of 107 cc. The mean length of stay was 2.0 days. One case (3.3%) was converted to an open procedure because of extensive tumor not amenable to robotic cytoreduction. Overall, 19 (66%) patients underwent an R0 cytoreduction, 8 (28%) an optimal (<1 cm) cytoreduction, and 2 (7%) a suboptimal cytoreduction. The median overall survival was 39.7 months and median progression-free survival was 21.2 months. Interval robotic cytoreduction following NAC is feasible and may be preferable to open interval cytoreductive surgery, in specific patients, to minimize morbidity and length of hospital stay.
Journal of Robotic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 19, 2017
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