New developments in surgery: Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).


Journal Article (Review)

Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery refers to the method of accessing the abdominal cavity through a natural orifice under endoscopic visualization. Since its introduction in 2004, numerous reports have been published describing different surgical interventions. Recently, a group of expert laparoscopic surgeons and endoscopists outlined the limitations of this approach and issued recommendations for progress toward human trials. Herein we review the published data and propose a series of questions to be considered for future investigations. We also address the controversy involved in the incorporation of this new technology into surgical practice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • de la Fuente, SG; Demaria, EJ; Reynolds, JD; Portenier, DD; Pryor, AD

Published Date

  • March 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 142 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 295 - 297

PubMed ID

  • 17372056

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17372056

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-0010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archsurg.142.3.295


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States