Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Resection of a Pelvic Schwannoma

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There is minimal data within the literature demonstrating the use of robotics to resect pelvic, benign schwannoma(s). Herein, we describe a case of a 46-year-old transgender male that presented with complaints of left-sided pelvic pain. Pre-operatively, the etiology was unknown. The patient underwent robotic-assisted laparoscopic excision of the pelvic mass, including a 5–6 cm resection of the obturator nerve, successfully. Final pathology found a benign schwannoma. Schwannomas are difficult to diagnose pre- and intra-operatively and are thus frequently misdiagnosed as urologic or gynecologic lesions. This report demonstrates that robotics can be used safely to resect benign, pelvic schwannoma(s).




Chopra, S., Dharmaraja, A., Satkunasivam, R., & Gill, I. S. (2017). Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Resection of a Pelvic Schwannoma. Urology Case Reports, 11, 63–65.

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