Retrospective Cohort Study
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2018.
World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jun 15, 2018; 10(6): 137-144
Published online Jun 15, 2018. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i6.137
Figure 1
Figure 1 Settings for trans-anal minimally invasive surgery. The SILS-Port® was inserted through the anus. Assisting trocars and routine laparoscopic instruments were placed. A high-definition 30º 5 mm or 10 mm laparoscopic camera lens was chosen. SILS: Single incision laparoscopic surgery.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Procedures of trans-anal minimally invasive surgery. A: Intra-operative view of TAMIS showed resection margin was marked by electrocautery; B: An endoscopic grasper and electrocautery were used to facilitate a fullthickness excision; C: The defect of rectal wall was closed using STRATAFIXTM; D: The surgical specimen was pinned on plastic board with indicative orientation. TAMIS: Trans-anal minimally invasive surgery.
Figure 3
Figure 3 Correlation between cases and duration of trans-anal minimally invasive surgery surgeries. The X-axis represented individual case consequently, while the Y-axis was the duration of each surgery (min), indicating the learning curve of this technique.