Transanal endoscopic microsurgery versus standard transanal excision for the removal of rectal neoplasms: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Clancy2015TransanalEM,
  title={Transanal endoscopic microsurgery versus standard transanal excision for the removal of rectal neoplasms: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Cillian Clancy and John Burke and Mathew R Albert and P. R. O'Connell and Desmond C. Winter},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2015},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={254-61}
}
BACKGROUND Transanal endoscopic microsurgery is the intraluminal excision of rectal lesions with the use of instrumentation to maintain a stable pneumorectum, enabling a magnified view of the target lesion. Despite suggested benefits over traditional transanal excision, there is no consensus on which technique is superior. OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study is to use meta-analytical techniques to compare transanal endoscopic microsurgery with transanal excision. DATA SOURCES A… CONTINUE READING
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