Transanal rectosigmoid resection via natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) with total mesorectal excision in a large human cadaver series

@article{Telem2012TransanalRR,
  title={Transanal rectosigmoid resection via natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) with total mesorectal excision in a large human cadaver series},
  author={Dana A. Telem and Kyung Su Han and M C Kim and Ifode Ajari and Dae Kyung Sohn and Kevin Woods and Varun Kapur and Mohammad A. Sbeih and Silvana Perretta and David W. Rattner and Patricia Sylla},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={74-80}
}
The authors’ group has previously described successful transanal rectosigmoid resection via natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) in both porcine and cadaveric models using the transanal endoscopic microsurgery platform. This report describes the largest cadaveric series to date as optimization of this approach for clinical application continues. Between December 2008 and September 2011, NOTES transanal rectosigmoid resection with total mesorectal excision (TME) was… CONTINUE READING