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

Abstract

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.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2

References

  1. 1.

    Atallah S, Albert M, Larach S (2010) Transanal minimally invasive surgery: a giant leap forward. Surg Endosc 24:2200–2205

    PubMed  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    Cantero R, Perez JC, Glez Elosua T et al (2011) Transanal resection using a single port trocar: a new approach to NOTES. Cir Esp 89:20–23 (in Spanish)

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to R. Cantero.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Cantero, R., Salgado, G. Transanal access for rectal tumors: the simultaneous use of a flexible endoscope and SILS. Tech Coloproctol 18, 301–302 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10151-012-0916-4

Download citation

Keywords

  • Rectal tumors
  • SILS
  • TEM
  • TAMIS