Laparoscopic natural orifice specimen extraction-colectomy: a systematic review.

@article{Wolthuis2014LaparoscopicNO,
  title={Laparoscopic natural orifice specimen extraction-colectomy: a systematic review.},
  author={A M Wolthuis and A de Buck van Overstraeten and Andr{\'e} D'Hoore},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 36},
  pages={
          12981-92
        }
}
Over the last 20 years, laparoscopic colorectal surgery has shown equal efficacy for benign and malignant colorectal diseases when compared to open surgery. However, a laparoscopic approach reduces postoperative morbidity and shortens hospital stay. In the quest to optimize outcomes after laparoscopic colorectal surgery, reduction of access trauma could be a way to improve recovery. To date, one method to reduce access trauma is natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE). NOSE aims to reduce… CONTINUE READING

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