Kidney tumour removed by robot as patient awake, world 1st

(ANSA) – TURIN, FEB 17 – A kidney tumour has been removed by
a robot surgeon while the patient was awake in a world first in
Turin, the Molinette Hospital said Wednesday.
    The groundbreaking operation was performed in the Molinette’s
urology university department.
    It used the Da Vinci robot system and innovative 3-D image
reconstruction technologies, doctors said.
    The malign tumour was removed and the kidney saved, they said.
    Italian hospitals have been at the cutting edge of robotic
surgery in recent years. (ANSA).


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