Hybrid NOTES: TEO for transanal total mesorectal excision: intracorporeal resection and anastomosis

@article{SerraAracil2015HybridNT,
  title={Hybrid NOTES: TEO for transanal total mesorectal excision: intracorporeal resection and anastomosis},
  author={Xavier Serra-Aracil and Laura Mora-L{\'o}pez and {\`A}lex Casalots and Carlos Pericay and Ra{\'u}l F. Guerrero and Salvador Navarro-Soto},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={346-354}
}
Laparoscopic surgery for rectal TME achieves better patient recovery, lower morbidity, and shorter hospital stay than open surgery. However, in laparoscopic rectal surgery, the overall conversion rate is nearly 20 %. Transanal TME combined with laparoscopy, known as Hybrid NOTES, is a less invasive procedure that provides adequate solutions to some of the limitations of rectal laparoscopy. Transanal TME via TEO with technical variants (intracorporeal resection and anastomosis, TEO review of the… CONTINUE READING