A giant pararectal cyst successfully treated by robotic surgery

Canda A. E., Asil E., Keske M., Bedir F., Atmaca A. F.

JOURNAL OF ROBOTIC SURGERY, vol.12, no.2, pp.365-367, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11701-017-0716-y
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.365-367
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


A 50 year-old patient was referred to our department with severe obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms, suprapubic pain and rectal fullness that started after a perianal fistula operation performed one year ago. Radiologic evaluation showed a large pararectal cystic lesion with septa formation on the right side compressing the bladder and prostate. Aspiration of the cystic fluid attempted initially but was not successful. A robotic transperitoneal approach was applied and the cyst was excised completely. On 1-year follow-up, patient did not have any symptoms and cyst was completely disappeared on radiology.