Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery

Simon Bergman, W. Scott Melvin

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This article provides an overview of the currently available animal data on natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) on the topics of translumenal access and closure, iatrogenic intraperitoneal complications, especially infection and overinsufflation, spatial orientation, and the development of enabling technologies. Human trials to date are also reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1131-1148
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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