Endoluminal surgery, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM): resection of a rectal sessile polyp
Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2006;06(12). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2047
This video demonstrates the transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) approach to remove a large recto-sigmoid polyp. The polyp is dissected in the submucosal plane with the needle-point diathermy. Perforation of the intestinal wall occurs during resection. The technique of suture closure of the defect is described.