Combining ultrasonic dissection and the Storz operation rectoscope

  title={Combining ultrasonic dissection and the Storz operation rectoscope},
  author={Marco Maria Lirici and Marco Di Paola and Cecilia Ponzano and C. S. G. H{\"u}scher},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
Background: Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) allows a precise, full-thickness resection of rectal tumors anywhere within the rectum. Unfortunately, the standard TEM technique needs complex and rather expensive equipment, demands high skill, and is attended by bleeding and oozing that may be challenging. A modified TEM procedure combining the new Storz operation rectoscope and ultrasonic dissection has been developed to overcome the limitations of the original technique. Methods: The… CONTINUE READING