Transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) for cancer located in the lower rectum: short- and mid-term results.

@article{Muratore2015TransanalTM,
  title={Transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) for cancer located in the lower rectum: short- and mid-term results.},
  author={Andrea Muratore and A. Mellano and P. Marsanic and Michele De Simone},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={478-83}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic trans-abdominal total mesorectal excision is technically demanding. Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) is a new technique which seems to provide technical advantages. This study describes the results of taTME in a consecutive series of patients with low rectal cancer. METHODS From January 2012 to December 2013, a consecutive series of 26 patients with low rectal cancer underwent laparoscopic taTME with coloanal anastomosis. cT4 or Type II-III rectal cancer… CONTINUE READING
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