Experience with TEM in Germany.

  title={Experience with TEM in Germany.},
  author={Rob L. van der Salm and Howard Lampe and Aurelia Bustos and Ulrich Matern},
  journal={Endoscopic surgery and allied technologies},
  volume={2 5},
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) presents a minimally invasive procedure for local removal of large adenomas as well as early carcinomas of the rectum. 57 surgical departments/clinics, which practice this method in Germany were asked about their experience. 44 questionnaires were evaluated. Indications for the 1,900 recorded operations were 1,411 adenomas, 433 carcinomas (curative intention: 286; palliative intention: 147), and 56 other procedures. The conversion rate to laparotomy was… CONTINUE READING

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