OperationRobotSurgery on the patient (file photo)
Sichuan News Network Chengdu, August 25th (Reporter Rez) With the perfect knot of the last stitch, the operating room burst into warm applause. On the afternoon of August 23, with the cooperation of several departments, the Robotic Minimally Invasive Center of Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital successfully performed a Robot-assisted laparoscopic nephron-sparing right nephrectomy for a 94-year-old kidney cancer patient. It is understood that this patient is the oldest person in the world who has received such complex kidney cancer surgery.
“Older age means a decline in organ function, many comorbidities, and poor systemic tolerance.” Wang Dong, director of the Robotic Minimally Invasive Center of the Provincial Hospital, introduced that elderly patients undergoing similar operations have to face various complications such as anesthesia, surgery, and infection. Compared with other operations, this kind of kidney-sparing operation is particularly important and more difficult due to the advanced age of the elderly. “The operation requires that every separation and every hemostasis must be precise, and no detail can be missed.” Wang Dong said.
It is understood that before the operation, at the repeated requests of the elderly and their families, experts from the Robot Minimally Invasive Center, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Operating Room, Intervention Center and other departments conducted joint and repeated discussions and formulated a surgical plan. Wang Dong introduced that on the same day, under the precise operation of the surgical Robot, the operation was successful. The patient’s intraoperative warm ischemia time was 20 minutes, and the blood loss was less than 30mL.
It is reported that the patient who underwent robotic surgery this time is the oldest person in the world who has been reported to have undergone such complex kidney cancer surgery.
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