Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Resection of a Pelvic Schwannoma

Sameer Chopra, Arjuna Dharmaraja, Raj Satkunasivam, Inderbir S. Gill

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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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalUrology case reports
StatePublished - Feb 2017


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