Transanal endoscopic microsurgery: a prospective evaluation of functional results.

@article{Cataldo2005TransanalEM,
  title={Transanal endoscopic microsurgery: a prospective evaluation of functional results.},
  author={Peter A. Cataldo and S. M. O'Brien and Turner Osler},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 7},
  pages={1366-71}
}
PURPOSE Local excision is a commonly used technique for many benign and selected malignant rectal lesions. Compared with radical resection, it is associated with decreased morbidity and mortality and improved functional results. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery is gaining popularity because of its ability to access the upper rectum and its precise excision techniques. However, the functional consequences have not been extensively studied. METHODS All patients subject to transanal endoscopic… CONTINUE READING
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