Transvaginal NOTES-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy: a survival study in a sheep model

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This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and usefulness of an ovine model in order to perform natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) approach and laparoscopic nephrectomy for research and training purposes. Ten healthy female sheep were used to perform transvaginal NOTES-assisted right laparoscopic nephrectomy using a flexible 12-mm… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-011-1969-6

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