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Minimally Invasive Procedures for Rare Rectal Conditions: Endometriosis

  • Vladimir Schraibman
  • Antonio Luiz de Vasconcellos Macedo
  • Marina Gabrielle Epstein
  • Camila Campos Padovese
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Abstract

Endometriosis is defined as the presence of functional endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterine cavity. Surgery remains the best long-term treatment for deep infiltrating endometriosis affecting the bowel. Nowadays, robotic technology and telemanipulation systems represent the latest developments in minimally invasive surgery and can be succesfully employed for endometiosis- related procedures.

Keywords

Endometriosis Robotic surgery Rectum endometriosis Rectal surgery Deep endometriosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Schraibman
    • 1
  • Antonio Luiz de Vasconcellos Macedo
    • 1
  • Marina Gabrielle Epstein
    • 1
  • Camila Campos Padovese
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General and Gastric SurgeryAlbert Einstein HospitalSão PauloBrazil

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