Laparoscopic left colectomy combined with natural orifice access: operative technique and initial results

@article{Saad2011LaparoscopicLC,
  title={Laparoscopic left colectomy combined with natural orifice access: operative technique and initial results},
  author={Stefano Saad and Hisahiro Hosogi},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={25},
  pages={2742-2747}
}
Minimally invasive surgery for colon resection has improved patient outcome, but a minilaparotomy still is necessary to extract the specimen and place the anvil of the circular stapler into the proximal colon. This wound can cause postoperative pain, wound infection, and hernia. This report describes a new approach that combine classical laparoscopic left colon resection and natural orifice access using an operating rectoscope, with the aim to minimize abdominal wall trauma. Laparoscopic left… CONTINUE READING

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