Chapter 6. Minimally Invasive Surgery — Where are We? is there a Role for TEM?

  1. John H. Scholefield1,
  2. Axel Grothey2,
  3. Herand Abcarian3 and
  4. Tim Maughan4
  1. Theodore J. Saclarides

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch6

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

How to Cite

Saclarides, T. J. (2006) Minimally Invasive Surgery — Where are We? is there a Role for TEM?, in Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds J. H. Scholefield, A. Grothey, H. Abcarian and T. Maughan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  3. 3

    Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Cancer Studies, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127066

Online ISBN: 9780470753231



  • invasive surgery;
  • rectal adenomas;
  • endoscopic microsurgery;
  • cancer;
  • anastomosis


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery utilization

  • Indications

  • Equipment

  • Preoperative consideration

  • Technique

  • Results

  • Comparison of TEM with radical surgery

  • Conclusions