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Robotic Management of Pulmonary Sequestration
Pulmonary sequestration is a rare condition. The blood supply originates from systemic circulation and can consist of small fragile vessels. Injury to these vessels can be challenging to control during minimally invasive approaches and should be avoided at all costs.
In this video, the authors demonstrate a few advantages of using robotic surgery in selected cases such as the procedure shown. These advantages include better visualization with depth perception (3D), easier maneuverability of instruments, and the use of a vascular robotic stapler, which gives total control to the surgeon without relying on assistants.
Dr Alberton is a proctor for Intuitive Surgical.