Median arcuate ligament syndrome results from external compression of the celiac axis by attachments of the diaphragmatic crura. It has been treated with open or laparoscopic surgical decompression of the celiac axis with neurolysis. We describe our initial experience treating three patients using a robotic-assisted technique with median arcuate ligament release and celiac neurolysis. Average operative time was 2.2 hours. No intraoperative complications occurred. At an average of 11 months postoperative (14, 11, and 8 months), two patients continue with resolution of preoperative symptoms. Our experience affirms that further study using the robotic approach appears warranted.
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Relles, D., Moudgill, N., Rao, A., Rosato, F., DiMuzio, P., & Eisenberg, J. (2012). Robotic-assisted median arcuate ligament release. Journal Of Vascular Surgery, 56(2), 500–503. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2012.02.057
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty