Exploration of the retroperitoneum using the transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery technique.

Abstract

We sought to evaluate the feasibility of the retroperitoneum's exploration via natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) using transvaginal access in a porcine model, and its possible application in human beings. Six female pigs (25-30 kg) were used to establish anatomic landmarks and technical steps. Six additional pigs were used for the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmig.2008.12.015

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