Handheld articulating laparoscopic instruments driven by robotic technology. First clinical experience in gynecological surgery

A. Hackethal, M. Koppan, K. Eskef, H. R. Tinneberg

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Abstract

Kymerax, a new robotic-driven, handheld articulating laparoscopic device, that provides improved triangulation while preserving precise motions, has just recently been introduced to the European market. The KYMERAX System consists of a generator, handles, and interchangeable instruments. We describe a case in which KYMERAX was successfully used during a total laparoscopic hysterectomy. A 42-year-old patient (IIG/IIP) presented with a history of hypermenorrhagia and dysmenorrhagia. Because of a prior cesarean section and to rule out further pathologies possibly associated to dysmenorrhagia, the patient was prepared for a total laparoscopic hysterectomy in our department. The world's first human use of the KYMERAX System was discussed in details with the patient prior to the procedure. The first clinical use in gynecologic laparoscopy proved to be feasible with the new robotic-driven, articulating, handheld surgical system. KYMERAX may offer benefits in advanced laparoscopy, NOTES, and single-port surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalGynecological Surgery
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012

Keywords

  • KYMERAX
  • Motor-driven
  • Robotic
  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Triangulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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