Utilization of robotics in pediatric surgical oncology

Jillian C. Jacobson, Marinda G. Scrushy, Lauren A. Gillory, Samir R. Pandya

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Despite increasing implementation of robotic surgery and minimally invasive techniques within adult surgical oncology and pediatric general surgery, the utilization of robotic-assisted resections for pediatric tumors has been met with controversy. The robotic platform affords numerous advantages over conventional surgical techniques. However, limited data and guidelines regarding patient selection, indications for the robotic approach, and long-term oncologic outcomes have delayed the widespread adoption of robotic-assisted resection of pediatric tumors. This paper reviews the benefits, limitations, and existing guidelines and data regarding the utilization of robotics in pediatric surgical oncology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151263
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2023


  • Pediatric
  • Pediatric surgical oncology
  • Robotic surgery
  • Robotic-assisted resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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