Article Abstract

Totally robotic-assisted non-circumferential tracheal resection and anastomosis for leiomyoma in an elderly female

Authors: Wenjie Jiao, Yandong Zhao, Youjun Luo, Hongmei Wang, Xiuzhi Yang, Xiaoyang Ren, Liangdong Zhang, Yiren Luo

Abstract

We describe a novel technique of totally robotic-assisted non-circumferential tracheal resection and running anastomosis with coverage of anastomosis with anterior mediastinal fat flap. A 71-year-old female presented with cough and CT scan revealed a mass at the intra-thoracic trachea. A complete roboticassisted tracheal resection and anastomosis was performed. The postoperative course was uneventful. The final pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of primary tracheal leiomyoma.