Robotic Excision of Retrorectal Mass

Jose Cataneo, Thomas Cataldo, Vitaliy Poylin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Background: Retrorectal cysts make up a small but challenging group of pelvic masses, especially if they extend high into the pelvis. We present a case of successful robotic removal of a large retrorectal cyst. Methods: Video presentation of a robotic excision of a retrorectal mass. Results: We present a case of robotic removal of a large retrorectal mass extending up to the S3 vertebra. Discussion: Robotic approach is a very useful tool for successful removal of large pelvic masses that cannot be removed by traditional posterior or trans perineal approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1811-1813
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018


  • Dermoid cyst
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Retrorectal tumors
  • Robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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