Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for local excision of benign neoplasms and early-stage rectal cancer: efficacy and outcomes in the first 50 patients.

@article{Albert2013TransanalMI,
  title={Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for local excision of benign neoplasms and early-stage rectal cancer: efficacy and outcomes in the first 50 patients.},
  author={Matthew R. Albert and S. Ben Atallah and Teresa C. deBeche-Adams and Seema Izfar and Sergio W. Larach},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={301-7}
}
BACKGROUND Since its inception in 2009, transanal minimally invasive surgery has been used increasingly in the United States and internationally as an alternative to local excision and transanal endoscopic microsurgery for local excision of neoplasms in the distal and mid rectum. Despite its increasing acceptance, the clinical benefits of transanal minimally invasive surgery have not yet been validated. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to assess the adequacy of transanal minimally invasive… CONTINUE READING