Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO) for rectal polyp: first step for NOTES colorectal procedure?
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2009;09(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2420
Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) is a minimally invasive technique for the resection of adenomas and early rectal carcinomas unsuitable for local or colonoscopic excision, which would otherwise necessitate major surgery. The objective of this film is to demonstrate the transanal resection of an endorectal polyp using the TEO, a Karl Storz system, according to the TEM principles as was first described by Gerhard Buess in 1983 (and published in the literature in 1984).