TaTME: the future
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2019;19(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03en17825
In this key lecture, Dr. Marks, explains why transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) is the best procedure for distal rectal cancer surgery, in his opinion. With this approach, it is possible to see a clear distal margin, there is an expanded sphincter preservation, and it allows the surgeon to start the most difficult part of the operation first. In conclusion, taTME is a convergence of the evolution of rectal cancer management and minimally invasive surgery, and therefore it will be the path to the future of rectal cancer surgery.