NOTES cholecystectomy: matched-pair analysis comparing the transvaginal hybrid and conventional laparoscopic techniques in a series of 216 patients

@article{Zornig2010NOTESCM,
  title={NOTES cholecystectomy: matched-pair analysis comparing the transvaginal hybrid and conventional laparoscopic techniques in a series of 216 patients},
  author={Carsten Zornig and Linn Siemssen and Alice Emmermann and Margrit Alm and Hans A. von Waldenfels and Conrad Felixm{\"u}ller and Hamid Mofid},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={1822-1826}
}
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is currently a very important topic for both gastroenterologists and surgeons. We have developed a technique of transvaginal hybrid NOTES cholecystectomy (TVC) that leaves no visible scar and is applicable to daily use. This technique is compared to the conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC) in a matched-pair analysis. From June 2007 until February 2009, 108 NOTES cholecystectomies were performed. For a matched-pair analysis we… CONTINUE READING

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