Single-incision laparoscopic surgery used to perform transanal endoscopic microsurgery (SILSTEM) for T1 rectal cancer under spinal anesthesia: report of a case

@article{Hayashi2012SingleincisionLS,
  title={Single-incision laparoscopic surgery used to perform transanal endoscopic microsurgery (SILSTEM) for T1 rectal cancer under spinal anesthesia: report of a case},
  author={Shigeoki Hayashi and Tadatoshi Takayama and Motoo Yamagata and Minoru Matsuda and Hideki Masuda},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={325-328}
}
Transanal endoscopic surgery has slowly gained widespread acceptance among colorectal surgeons, despite the need for specific training and the high costs of specialized instrumentation. At the other extreme, some laparoscopic surgeons recommend single port access surgery using a single-incision laparoscopic surgery port. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery was applied to perform transanal endoscopic microsurgery in a patient with T1 rectal cancer under spinal anesthesia. The patient was a 74… CONTINUE READING
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