Robotic transanal endoscopic microsurgery in benign rectal tumour

Francesc Vallribera Valls, Eloi Espín Bassany, Luís Miguel Jiménez-Gómez, José Ribera Chavarría, Manuel Armengol Carrasco

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Aim: To present a case of resection of a rectal tumour by a transanal robotic approach. Patient: A 58-year-old woman with a 3-cm tumour located 6 cm proximal to anal verge (uT1N0). Results: We describe the details of the surgical technique. A complete resection with adequate margins was accomplished. The defect was closed with a running suture. Operation time was 180 min. There were no complications and the patient was discharged 24 h after surgery. Conclusion: A complete resection of a rectal tumour by a robotic approach is feasible and safe. More studies are needed to clearly define the indications where this new approach can show clear advantages over other transanal resection approaches. © 2013 Springer-Verlag London.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-280
JournalJournal of Robotic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Robotic surgery
  • TEM
  • Transanal surgery


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