Comparative effectiveness of human scope assistant versus robotic scope holder in laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer.


Department of Cancer Treatment Support Center, Okayama City Hospital, 1-20-3 Kitanagase-omotemachi, Kita-ku, Okayama, Okayama, 700-8557, Japan. [Email]


Several types of robotic scope holders have been developed to date, but there are only some experimental reports or the results of small clinical cases. The Soloassist® system is a unique robotic scope holder with which the surgeon can control the field of view by a joystick. We evaluated the efficacy of Soloassist in laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer.


Colorectal cancer,Laparoscopic surgery,Robotic scope holder,Soloassist,

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