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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Meining, A; Wilhelm, D; Burian, M; Dundoulakis, M; Schneider, A; von Delius, S; Feussner, H 
Title:
Development, standardization, and evaluation of NOTES cholecystectomy using a transsigmoid approach in the porcine model: an acute feasibility study. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Transluminal cholecystectomy is feasible. However, the procedure is time consuming, difficult, and poorly standardized so far. In the present study we therefore aimed to further evaluate and optimize a transsigmoid approach for cholecystectomy with minimal transabdominal assistance in the porcine model. METHODS: After a pilot series of 6 pigs, NOTES (natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery) cholecystectomy was performed in a standardized manner in another 12 pigs. A transsigm...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Endoscopy 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
39 
Journal issue:
10 
Pages contribution:
860-4 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0013-726X 
TUM Institution:
II. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik; Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik