Endoscopy 1985; 17(1): 31-35
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1018451
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Endoscopic Surgery in the Rectum

G. Bueß, R. Theiß, M. Günther* , F. Hutterer, H. Pichlmaier
  • Department of Surgery, University of Cologne (Director: Prof. Dr.Dr. H. Pichlmaier), Cologne, West Germany
  • *Institute for Pathology, University of Cologne (Director: Prof. Dr. R. Fischer)
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Publication Date:
17 March 2008 (online)


A new transanal endoscopic operative technique permits microsurgery in the rectal cavity and the placing of surgical sutures. Compared with other procedures this one is non-aggressive, and there were no postoperative complications in twelve cases. A stereoscopic optical system, a new operating rectoscope and special surgical instruments, as well as a modification to an insufflation device are necessary for the endoscopic operation.