Laparoscopic oncologic sigmoidectomy with transanal specimen removal: a step to NOTES or single port procedure
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2009;09(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2560
The combination of standard laparoscopy and specimen extraction through a natural orifice has the potential to decrease wound-related complications, the number of the trocars and the size of the incisions in order to avoid traumatic specimen extractions at the level of the abdominal wall. This video shows the technical approach to laparoscopic oncologic sigmoidectomy in which the specimen is extracted transanally. This procedure may be considered an alternative approach to conventional minimally invasive sigmoidectomy in patients with disease of the sigmoid or left colon.