Article Abstract

Transanal treatment of rectal cancer by soft platform

Authors: Niu Zhang, Mahir Gachabayov, Roberto Bergamaschi


The first approach to the management of rectal cancer was transanal, and it predated the era of laparotomy (1). Over a century passed before a transanal, this time endoscopic approach would be grabbing the headlines (2). This endoscopic approach consisted of a rigid platform, which required a shallow learning curve and a capital budget purchase.