Transversus Abdominis Release (TAR) Robótico: é possível oferecer cirurgia minimamente invasiva para os defeitos complexos da parede abdominal?

Translated title of the contribution: Robotic transversus abdominis release (TAR): Is it possible to offer minimally invasive surgery for abdominal wall complex defects?

Maria Vitória França Do Amaral, José Ricardo Guimarães, Paula Volpe, Flávio Malcher Martins De Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Domene, Sérgio Roll, Leandro Totti Cavazzola

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We describe the preliminary national experience and the early results of the use of robotic surgery to perform the posterior separation of abdominal wall components by the Transversus Abdominis Release (TAR) technique for the correction of complex defects of the abdominal wall. We performed the procedures between 04/2/2015 and 06/15/2015 and the follow-up time was up to six months, with a minimum of two months. The mean surgical time was five hours and 40 minutes. Two patients required laparoscopic re-intervention, since one devel­oped hernia by peritoneal migration of the mesh and one had mesh extrusion. The procedure proved to be technically feasible, with a still long surgical time. Considering the potential advantages of robotic surgery and those related to TAR and the results obtained when these two techniques are associated, we conclude that they seem to be a good option for the correction of complex abdominal wall defects.

Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalRevista do Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017



  • Abdominal. Minimally invasive surgical procedures
  • Robotics. Hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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