A pilot study of natural orifice transanal endoscopic total mesorectal excision with laparoscopic assistance for rectal cancer

@article{Sylla2013APS,
  title={A pilot study of natural orifice transanal endoscopic total mesorectal excision with laparoscopic assistance for rectal cancer},
  author={Patricia Sylla and Liliana G. Bordeianou and David Berger and Kyung Su Han and Gregory Yves Lauwers and Dushyant V. Sahani and Mohammed A. Sbeih and Antonio M Lacy and David W. Rattner},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={3396-3405}
}
The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of natural orifice endoscopic transanal total mesorectal excision (TME) with laparoscopic assistance in a cohort study of five patients with stage I and IIA rectal cancer. Five eligible patients with node-negative rectal cancer located 4–12 cm from the anal verge were enrolled in an IRB-approved pilot study. All patients underwent transanal endoscopic TME with laparoscopic assistance, hand-sewn coloanal anastomosis… CONTINUE READING
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