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Tuesday December 01st, 2009

Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and Massachusetts General Hospital extract a rectal mass through the anus

Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and Massachusetts General Hospital extract a rectal mass through the anus

Performing surgical operations without leaving scars has ceased to be a chimera and has become a reality. This is demonstrated by the recent surgical advances made using NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopy Surgery), an innovative surgical approach that allows surgical access using the body’s natural orifices. The results are all advantageous for the patient: lack of scars, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. Currently, this type of minimally-invasive surgery is still in the research and development stage. Surgery through the mouth and vagina has been successfully used, but the transanal route (through the anus) is less utilized.

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