In this series, we have some of the best minimally invasive colorectal surgeons in the world contributing literature reviews, personal experiences and presenting clinical data related to transanal TME surgery. We hope that this body of work will help clarify the history, current place, and future direction of this specialised technique.
Development of surgical concepts in rectal cancer resection and challenges in minimally invasive surgical proctectomy
The series “Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME)” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Satish K. Warrier and Alexander G. Heriot are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.