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Live interactive transanal TME (TaTME) with the TEO™ platform

A Melani, MD A D'Urso, MD, PhD D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2017;17(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en5007

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Randomized clinical trials such as COLOR II, COREAN and CLASICC, have shown better results for laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME), in terms of short-term and long-term outcomes, when compared with open TME. Laparoscopic TME presents some limitations such as low rectal cancer which has a high risk of leaving a positive circumferential resection margin (CRM) and a narrow pelvis. Conversion to open procedures remains unsatisfactory. Transanal TME (taTME) has been proposed to give a new option in cases where laparoscopic TME is difficult. In this video, we present the case of a transanal approach with the TEO™ platform for low rectal cancer.