The German registry for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery: report of the first 551 patients.

@article{Lehmann2010TheGR,
  title={The German registry for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery: report of the first 551 patients.},
  author={Kai Siegfried Lehmann and J{\"o}rg Peter Ritz and Andreas G. Wibmer and Klaus Gellert and Carsten Zornig and Jens Burghardt and Martin B{\"u}sing and Norbert Runkel and Kay Kohlhaw and Roland Albrecht and T. Kirchner and Georg D. Arlt and Julian W. Mall and Michael Butters and Dirk Rolf Bulian and J{\"o}rgen Bretschneider and Christoph Holmer and Heinz Johannes Buhr},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={252 2},
  pages={263-70}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze patient outcome in the first 14 months of the German natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) registry (GNR). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA NOTES is a new surgical concept, which permits scarless intra-abdominal operations through natural orifices, such as the mouth, vagina, rectum, or urethra. The GNR was established as a nationwide outcome database to allow the monitoring and safe introduction of this technique in Germany. METHODS The GNR was designed as a… CONTINUE READING
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