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OBJECTIVE This study aims to report short-term clinical and oncological outcomes from the international transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) registry for benign and malignant rectal pathology. BACKGROUND TaTME is the latest minimally invasive transanal technique pioneered to facilitate difficult pelvic dissections. Outcomes have been published from(More)
AIM Transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) has become one of the most promising technical advancements in the surgical treatment of rectal cancer, with rising numbers of surgeons seeking training. We describe our experience with human cadaveric courses for taTME delivered in two countries. METHOD Four fresh human cadaveric workshops conducted in(More)
AIM The surgical technique used for transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) was reviewed including the oncological quality of resection and the peri-operative outcome. METHOD A literature search of MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded and Cochrane was performed in order to identify studies reporting on TaTME. RESULTS Thirty-six studies(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to provide a pooled analysis of individual small trials comparing 21-mm and 25-mm circular stapled laparoscopic gastrojejunal (GJ) anastomosis in morbid obesity surgery. METHODS A systematic literature search of MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane library databases was performed to identify all relevant studies(More)
The interest and adoption of transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) is growing rapidly worldwide. This new technique has arisen thanks to advances in minimally invasive surgery and transanal approaches. The ultimate goal of the procedure is to improve clinical, oncological and functional outcomes of rectal excision by obtaining a meticulous TME(More)
Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) is a novel approach pioneered to tackle the challenges posed by difficult pelvic dissections in rectal cancer and the restrictions in angulation of currently available laparoscopic staplers. To date, four techniques can be employed in order to create the colorectal/coloanal anastomosis following TaTME. We present(More)
AIM Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) offers a promising alternative to the standard surgical abdominopelvic approach for rectal cancer. The aim of this study was to report a two-centre experience of this technique, focusing on the short-term and oncological outcome. METHOD From May 2013 to May 2015, 40 selected patients with histologically(More)
BACKGROUND Combined chemoradiotherapy is increasingly being used as definitive treatment for locoregional esophageal malignancy. Patients with residual or recurrent localized cancer are often selectively considered for salvage esophagectomy (SALV). The aim of this pooled analysis was to compare short-term clinical outcomes from SALV following definitive(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine the effect of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) compared to open appendectomy (OA) on short-term and long-term post-operative bowel obstruction. METHODS Medline, Embase, trial registries, conference proceedings and reference lists were searched. Subset analysis was performed for paediatric patients,(More)
Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) is a new and promising approach for the treatment of rectal cancer. Whilst the experience is still limited, there are growing evidences that this approach might overcome the limits of standard low anterior resection. TaTME might help to decrease the conversion rate especially in difficult patients, and to improve(More)