Ann Transl Med 2021 Jun;9(12):1013
Department of General Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Background: The aim of this study was to compare the short and long-term outcomes of robotic assisted proctectomy (RP) and laparoscopic assisted proctectomy (LP) for rectal cancer below the peritoneal reflection using propensity score matching (PSM) analysis.
Methods: We evaluated the medical records of 200 patients who underwent proctectomy for rectal cancer below the peritoneal reflection through a robotic (n=81) or laparoscopic (n=119) approach between Jan 2015 and Dec 2017. The data were prospectively collected, and the patients were matched at a ratio of 1:1 according to age, sex, body mass index (BMI), previous abdominal surgeries, comorbidities, American Society of Anesthesiologist score (≤2/>2), and pathologic stage. Read More