Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 301–302 | Cite as

Transanal access for rectal tumors: the simultaneous use of a flexible endoscope and SILS

  • R. Cantero
  • G. Salgado
Technical Note


The authors report that TEM with a single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) port can be facilitated by the use of a colonoscope instead of a conventional laparoscopic camera. The colonoscope can be inserted through one of the SILS channels and has the added benefit of flexibility, insufflation, irrigation, suction, and an operative port.


Rectal tumors SILS TEM TAMIS 


Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryInfanta Sofia University HospitalSan Sebastian de los Reyes, MadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal SurgerySanta Elena HospitalMarbellaSpain

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