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  • 2009-04-13

Endo-laparoscopic colectomy for left-sided colonic tumors

Epublication WebSurg.com, Apr 2009;09(04). URL:
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When performing ‘traditional’ laparoscopic colectomy for left-sided colonic tumors, specimen retrieval requires a mini-laparotomy, which often is the cause and evil of postoperative pain, wound infection as well as other pain-related complications. Herein we describe a new technique of endo-laparoscopic anterior resection with no abdominal incision, in which specimen retrieval and colorectal anastomosis can be safely achieved with the use of the Transanal Endoscopic Operations (TEO) device.