Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery

Principles and Techniques

  • Gerhard F. Buess
  • Peter Cataldo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mark H. Whiteford
    Pages 1-5
  3. Garnet J. Blatchford, N. Anh Tran
    Pages 7-11
  4. Lee E. Smith
    Pages 13-25
  5. Patricia L. Roberts
    Pages 35-40
  6. Peter A. Cataldo, Neil J. Mortensen
    Pages 41-45
  7. Emanuele Lezoche, Mario Guerrieri, Maddalena Baldarelli, Giovanni Lezoche
    Pages 47-58
  8. Prakash Gatta, Lee L. Swanstrom
    Pages 59-74
  9. K. S. Khanduja
    Pages 75-84
  10. Matthew R. Dixon, Charles O. Finne
    Pages 85-108
  11. Lauren A. Kosinski, John H. Marks, Gerald J. Marks
    Pages 109-115
  12. Joel E. Goldberg, Ronald Bleday
    Pages 117-124
  13. Kim F. Rhoads, Julio E. Garcia-Aguilar
    Pages 125-133
  14. Mark Choh, Theodore J. Saclarides
    Pages 135-139
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 141-147

About this book


Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery: Principles and Techniques is the first book to present a complete review of an exciting developing technology. Cancer of the rectum remains a significant health problem, despite the increasing improvement of survival rates. The improvement in patient care comes from many sources: more accurate preoperative staging, aggressive neoadjuvant therapy and improved surgical techniques. Surgical extirpation continues to be the cornerstone of curative treatment of this potentially lethal disease. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is a technique for the performance of local excision by way of a binocular magnified operating system. Comparative trials demonstrate significantly better oncologic results for rectal cancer treated by TEM compared to conventional local excision. TEM provides a technically superior method for excision of rectal polyps and select early rectal cancers, with lower costs and fewer complications when compared to conventional approaches.

The editors and chapter authors of Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery: Principles and Techniques are the world’s leading experts on TEM and their collective clinical experience is reflected in the practically oriented approach in every chapter. The text will prove to be an asset to any colorectal or general surgeon’s library.


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  • Gerhard F. Buess
  • Peter Cataldo

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