Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 43–45 | Cite as

AirSeal system insufflator to maintain a stable pneumorectum during TAMIS

  • G. BislenghiEmail author
  • A. M. Wolthuis
  • A. de Buck van Overstraeten
  • A. D’Hoore
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Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) is typically used for treating intraluminal rectal tumors. Other applications have recently been described. We here present the use of TAMIS as a tool to treat a chronic anastomotic fistula after restorative rectal resection. A new insufflation device expected to solve the problem of maintaining a stable pneumorectum is described.


Anastomotic leakage Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) Pneumorectum AirSeal® System Insufflator 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Bislenghi
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. M. Wolthuis
    • 1
  • A. de Buck van Overstraeten
    • 1
  • A. D’Hoore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Abdominal SurgeryUniversity Hospital Gasthuisberg LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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