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Transanal total mesorectal excision: Myths and reality

Abstract: Transanal total mesorectal excision ( TaTME) is a new and promising approach for the treatment of rectal cancer. Whilst the experience is still limited, there are growing evidences that this approach might overcome the limits of standard low anterior resection. TaTME might help to decrease the conversion rate especially in difficult patients, and to improve the pathological results, while preserving the urogenital function. Evaluation of data from large registries and randomized studies should help to draw firmer conclusions. Beyond these technical considerations, the next challenge seems to be clearly the safe introduction of this approach, motivating the development of dedicated courses.

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Journal: World Journal of Clinical Oncologysee more from them

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Volume: 7

Issue: 5

Extent: 337-339

Issue Date: 2016-09



Issn: 2218-4333

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Version: Publisher's versionKeywords: Transanal total mesorectal excision Bottom up TAMIS Laparascopy Robotic Outcomes Rectal cancer


Author: Buchs, NC - - - Penna, M - Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences - - - Bloemendaal, AL - - - Hompes, R - - - - Bibliographic Details Pub



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