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World J Gastrointest Surg. Jun 27, 2010; 2(6): 210-216
Published online Jun 27, 2010. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v2.i6.210
Table 1 NOTES prototype specifications
PrototypeParadigmWorking Length (cm)Channels/Size (mm)Diameter (mm)VisualizationPositioning mechanismSpecializationsProcedures performed
DCE (EGD/Colonoscope)Endoscopic103/168Two: 3.7, 2.8/Two: 3.7, 3.212.6/13.7Standard endoscopicStandard scope shaftTwo small parallel channelsAnimal and human NOTES (Hybrid procedures)
NOTES scopeEndoscopic133Two: 2.8, 2.814.3Standard endoscopicTwo bending segments, one lockableDual bending segments, orthogonal lifting gatesAnimal hybrid NOTES
IOPEndoscopic/Flexible-laparoscopic110Four: 7, 6, 4, 418N-scopeBuilt in shaft-stiffening system2.5cm gasping forceps with tissue anchorsHuman NOTES, endoluminal bariatrics, anti-reflux procedures
EndoSAMURAIFlexible-laparoscopic103Three: 2.8, 2.8, 2.815.7EndoscopicUses a stiffening overtube systemBimanual control enables 5 degrees of freedom for 2 end effectorsAnimal NOTES
DDESFlexible-laparoscopic55Three: 7, 4.2, 4.216 × 22N-scopeArticulating guide sheathBimanual control with 7 degrees of freedom for 2 end effectorsBench top EMR, ESD and skills assessment models