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World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Oct 21;17(39):4382-8. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i39.4382.

Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: new minimally invasive surgery come of age.

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  • 1Department of General Surgery, Affiliated First People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Abstract

Although in the past two decades, laparoscopic surgery, considered as a great revolution in the minimally invasive surgery field, has undergone major development worldwide, another dramatic surgical revolution has quietly appeared in recent years. Ever since Kalloo's first report on transgastric peritoneoscopy in a porcine model in 2004, interest in a new surgical procedure named natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has blossomed worldwide. Considering that a NOTES procedure could theoretically avoid any abdominal incision, operation-related pain and scarring, many surgeons and endoscopists have been enthusiastic in their study of this new technique. In recent years, several NOTES studies have been carried out on porcine models and even on humans, including transvaginal cholecystectomy, transgastric appendectomy, transvaginal appendectomy, and transvesical peritoneoscopy. So what is the current situation of NOTES and how many challenges do we still face? This review discusses the current research progress in NOTES.

KEYWORDS:

Endoscopy; Laparoscopic surgery; Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

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PMC3218151
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