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Robot-assisted restorative proctectomy with coloanal anastomosis for anorectal malignant melanoma: An unusual case report


1 Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2 Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital; Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Jaw-Yuan Wang,
Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, No. 100, Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_66_19

Anorectal malignant melanoma is a very rare but aggressive cancer which carries poor prognosis. Surgical intervention is the main management but whether wide local excision or abdominoperineal resection has better survival benefit remains controversial. However, robotic-assisted restorative proctectomy with coloanal anastomosis with intersphincteric resection (ISR) has not been reported yet. Hence, we presented a case with anorectal malignant melanoma treated with robotic-assisted ISR with coloanal anastomosis. The patient has satisfied post-operative life quality, and no local recurrence was noted after 3-year follow-up.


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