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A randomized trial of robotic mastectomy versus open surgery in women with breast cancer or BrCA mutation.

Toesca A, Sangalli C, Maisonneuve P, Massari G, Girardi A, Baker L, et al.

Ann Surg 2022; 276: 11-19.

Eighty women were included in this study. Robotic surgery took one hour and 18 minutes longer, but was associated with improved postoperative satisfaction, physical and sexual well-being. Complication rates were similar.

Comment: A cost effectiveness analysis is needed here.

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