Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Jun 26, 2019; 7(12): 1499-1507
Published online Jun 26, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i12.1499
Removal of pediatric stage IV neuroblastoma by robot-assisted laparoscopy: A case report and literature review
Di-Xiang Chen, Yi-Han Hou, Ya-Nan Jiang, Li-Wei Shao, Shan-Jie Wang, Xian-Qiang Wang
Di-Xiang Chen, Xian-Qiang Wang, Department of Pediatrics, PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
Yi-Han Hou, Ya-Nan Jiang, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
Li-Wei Shao, Department of Pathology, PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
Shan-Jie Wang, Department of Hepatobiliary Disease, Sixth People’s Hospital of Jinan Affiliated to Jining Medical School, Jinan 250200, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Chen DX and Hou YH contributed equally to this article and should be considered as co-first authors. Chen DX, Hou YH, Wang SJ, and Wang XQ designed this case report; Hou YH, Jiang YN, Shao LW, and Wang XQ wrote the manuscript.
Supported by the PLA General Hospital Clinical Support Grant, No. 2017FC-TSYS-3031 and No. 2017FC-TSYS-3010.
Informed consent statement: The patient provided informed written consent.
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Corresponding author: Xian-Qiang Wang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, PLA General Hospital, No. 28, Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100853, China.
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Received: February 16, 2019
Peer-review started: February 18, 2019
First decision: April 18, 2019
Revised: April 29, 2019
Accepted: May 11, 2019
Article in press: May 11, 2019
Published online: June 26, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Our paper describes the key surgical points in pediatric stage IV neuroblastoma that was completely resected using the Da Vinci robotic system. An adrenalectomy was carried out for a girl aged 3 years and 5 months by robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery at our hospital, and then systematic literature review was done to discuss the significance and feasibility of complete resection of stage IV neuroblastoma, the surgical safety and advantages, and the safety and effectiveness of robot-assisted surgery compared with traditional laparoscopic surgery.