It was reported 2 days post a successful da vinci si myomectomy procedure, the patient expired.
The intuitive surgical clinical sales representative (csr) that reported this incident indicated that on (b)(6) 2012, the surgeon who performed the surgical procedure reported to him that a tenaculum forceps instrument being used during the surgical procedure was not moving as it should.
The csr indicated that he instructed the surgeon to have the instrument removed, cleaned and re-installed.
The csr indicated that the site proceeded using the instrument and the planned surgical procedure was completed.
No patient harm, adverse outcome or injury was reported to have occurred at the time of the surgical procedure.
On (b)(6) 2012, the intuitive surgical csr was notified by the surgeon that the patient was re-admitted to the hospital on (b)(6) 2012 due to a perforated bowel and the patient expired on (b)(6) 2012.
The csr indicated that the surgeon indicated the surgical procedure went fine.
The surgeon indicated to the csr that a video recording of the surgical procedure is not available and that the cause of the patient's injury is unknown.
Late submission of the medwatch report is due to an reporting oversight by the responsible complaint handler.