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TitleCurrent status and future perspectives in laparoendoscopic single-site and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic urological surgery
Author(s)Autorino, Riccardo
Stein, Robert J.
Lima, Estêvão Augusto Rodrigues de
Damiano, Rocco
Khanna, Rakesh
Haber, Georges-Pascal
White, Michael A
Kaouk, Jihad H
Urologic Diseases
Urologic surgical procedures
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS)
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES)
Scarless surgery
Issue dateMay-2010
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Abstract(s)Objective of this study is to provide an evidence-based analysis of the current status and future perspectives of scarless urological surgery. A PubMed search has been performed for all relevant urological literature regarding natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS). In addition, experience with LESS and NOTES at our own institution has been considered. All clinical and investigative reports for LESS and NOTES procedures in the urological literature have been considered. A wide variety of clinical procedures in urology have been successfully completed by using LESS techniques. Thus far, experience with NOTES has largely been investigational, although early clinical reports are emerging. Further development of instrumentation and platforms is necessary for both techniques to become more widely adopted throughout the urological community.
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:ICVS - Artigos em revistas internacionais / Papers in international journals

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