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Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) versus transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM): Is one better than the other?

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Sam B. Atallah and Matthew R. Albert are consultants for Applied Medical, Inc.

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Atallah, S.B., Albert, M.R. Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) versus transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM): Is one better than the other?. Surg Endosc 27, 4750–4751 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-013-3111-4

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  • Local Excision
  • Tamis
  • Rectal Neoplasm
  • Dorsal Lithotomy Position
  • Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision