Transanal total mesorectal excision: is it necessary in the era of robots?

Li Jen Kuo, James Chi Yong Ngu, Chia Che Chen

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Transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) has been proposed to overcome the limitations of laparoscopic TME. The robotic surgical platform has already established its benefits in providing superior ergonomics, and the purported advantages of taTME may play less important a role in the era of robots.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-343
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Colorectal Disease
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2018



  • Rectal cancer
  • Robot
  • Transanal total mesorectal excision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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