Developing and assessing a cadaveric training model for transanal total mesorectal excision: initial experience in the UK and USA.

@article{Penna2017DevelopingAA,
  title={Developing and assessing a cadaveric training model for transanal total mesorectal excision: initial experience in the UK and USA.},
  author={Marta Penna and Mark H. Whiteford and Roel Hompes and Patricia Sylla},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2017},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={476-484}
}
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 Oxford, UK, in 2015 and two in Chicago, USA, in 2013-2014, trained a total of 52 surgeons. Parameters of operative performance for each delegate… CONTINUE READING
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