Evaluation of three types of platforms in single-incision laparoscopic surgery for performing transanal endoscopic microsurgery (SILSTEM).

BACKGROUND/AIMS Transanal endoscopic microsurgery using a platform for single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILSTEM) is safe for excising rectal lesions. We tested three types of platforms. METHODOLOGY Nine patients underwent SILSTEM by one surgeon. Tumors located 5–15 cm from the anal verge were eligible. After measuring their dimensions, length, and… (More)