Transanal Robot-Assisted TME with Multiport Abdominal Laparoscopy

Chapter

Abstract

Transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) is a “bottom-up” rather than “top-down” approach to radical proctectomy for rectal cancer. The surgical tools utilized to perform taTME continue to evolve. This chapter will review the robotic technical approach to performing taTME and summarize the published experience to date. Lastly, the perceived benefits and drawbacks associated with robotic taTME will be discussed.

Keywords

Rectal cancer Total mesorectal excision Transanal TME taTME Robotic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryKaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

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