A pilot study on a new anchoring mechanism for surgical applications based on mucoadhesives.

  title={A pilot study on a new anchoring mechanism for surgical applications based on mucoadhesives.},
  author={Selene Tognarelli and Virginia Pensabene and Sara Condino and Pietro Valdastri and Arianna Menciassi and Alberto Arezzo and Paolo Dario},
  journal={Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy},
  volume={20 1},
In order to minimize the invasiveness of laparoscopic surgery, different techniques are emerging from research to clinical practice. Whether the incision is performed on the outside - as in Single Port Laparoscopy (SPL) - or on the inside - as in Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) - of the patient's body, inserting and operating all the instruments from a single access site seems to be the next challenge in surgery. Magnetic guidance has been recently proposed for… CONTINUE READING


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