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Acta Médica Costarricense

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RIVERA-CHAVARRIA, Jose P  and  ZUNIGA-SEQUEIRA, Tatiana. Rectal tumor resected by transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS). Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2015, vol.57, n.2, pp.88-90. ISSN 0001-6002.

Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM, for its acronym in English) is a technique developed in the 80s, which has many uses. Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS, for its acronym in English) has been introduced as an alternative approach to TEM, with the same indications and some advantages. The case of an 85-yearold male with a 4 cm in diameter rectal tumor successfully resected by TAMIS is herein reported, which is the first case treated in this manner in Costa Rica.

Keywords : Rectal tumor; transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM); transanal minimally invasive surgery.

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