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Critical value of cadavers in training for NOTES transanal endoscopic TME for rectal cancer

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2012;12(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3788

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In 2007, Whiteford et al. described the first transanal NOTES radical sigmoidectomy in human cadavers. Currently, the transition on human application is increasingly observed. Although instrument and platform limitations are still a barrier to pure applications of transanal NOTES resection, ongoing work has resulted in worldwide human clinical case reports. In this video, Dr. Patricia Sylla presents a clinical case of a pilot study of laparoscopic-assisted transanal endoscopic rectal cancer resection.