Assessment of a flexible robotic system for endoluminal applications and transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME): Could this be the solution we have been searching for?

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S Atallah is a paid consultant for ConMed, Inc, Applied Medical, Inc, THD, America, and has an ongoing consultant relationship with Medicaroid Robotics and MedRobotics, Inc. This research was supported by MedRobotics, division of Colorectal Surgery, Research and Development.

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Atallah, S. Assessment of a flexible robotic system for endoluminal applications and transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME): Could this be the solution we have been searching for?. Tech Coloproctol 21, 809–814 (2017) doi:10.1007/s10151-017-1697-6

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