Original Technique to Close the Transrectal Viscerotomy Access in a NOTES Transrectal and Transgastric Segmental Colectomy SURGICAL INNOVATION Leroy, J., Diana, M., Perretta, S., Wall, J., De Ruijter, V., Marescaux, J. 2011; 18 (3): 193-200


Segmental colectomy is an ideal procedure for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). Transanal endoscopic approaches have enabled rectosigmoid colectomy through a viscerotomy that is resected with the specimen. To extend NOTES segmental colectomy to the entire colon and beyond, a rectal viscerotomy will have to be safely and effectively closed at the end of the procedure. A new technique for rectal viscerotomy closure using a circular EEA hemorrhoid and prolapse stapler with DST series technology (Covidien) is described.

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