Transanal hybrid colon resection: from laparoscopy to NOTES

  title={Transanal hybrid colon resection: from laparoscopy to NOTES},
  author={K. Fuchs and Wolfram Breithaupt and G{\'a}bor Varga and Thomas Schulz and Alexander Reinisch and Nenad Josipovic},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Reducing access size and trauma are important issues in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). The combination of experience with laparoscopic colorectal surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery has helped in the use of the transanal approach as a realistic option of NOTES techniques to introduce transanal hybrid laparoscopic-assisted colon resection into clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical introduction of transanal hybrid colon… CONTINUE READING