© 2016, The Author(s). Background: We report a case of synchronous rectal and prostate cancer treated successfully with simultaneous da Vinci robotic-assisted low anterior resection of the rectum and robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy to address both cancers. Case presentation: Recently, minimally invasive surgical techniques using da Vinci robot® system (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, USA) were introduced as curative surgical modality of prostate and rectal malignancies. Herein, we report an initial case of simultaneous robotic low anterior resection and robotic prostatectomy for adenocarcinoma of rectum and prostate sharing a considerable number of port sites. Conclusion: Simultaneous robotic-assisted low anterior resection could be performed with robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy safely and effectively in synchronous rectal and prostate cancer.
Park, M., Kim, S. C., Chung, J. S., Park, S. H., Park, S. S., Oh, S. J., … Oh, C. K. (2016). Simultaneous robotic low anterior resection and prostatectomy for adenocarcinoma of rectum and prostate: initial case report. SpringerPlus, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-3456-y