Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: Transanal Approach

  • Morris E. FranklinJr.
  • Miguel A. HernándezEmail author


For years, the conventional laparoscopically assisted colon resection has been the most accepted approach worldwide for all pathologies in the right colon, left colon, and rectum. The necessity of an abdominal incision to retrieve the specimen is accompanied by a significant number of complications, such as infection, incisional hernia, pain, longer hospital stay, and more discomfort for the patient.


Transanal surgery Natural orifice specimen extraction Colorectal surgery Laparoscopy Transabdominal specimen extraction Colon resection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Minimally Invasive SurgeryTexas Endosurgery InstituteSan AntonioUSA

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