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
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.