Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Transplant Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2021;6(1):3045.Review Article | Open Access

Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision

Morano WF, Plasencia A and Luca F*

Department of Surgery, Loma Linda University Health, USA

*Correspondance to: Luca F 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.3045


Since the introduction of Total Mesorectal Excision (TME), two minimally invasive techniques have been developed and are currently used together with the classic open approach: laparoscopy and robotic surgery. The adoption of laparoscopy in colorectal oncologic surgery has not been fast and various factors have contributed to curb the change. Nevertheless, short-term benefits such as reduced length of stay, blood loss, and pain are now widely recognized as benefits of minimally invasive surgery. In contrast to laparoscopy, the expansion of robotic surgery has been more expedited. However, there is currently no scientific evidence of an advantage with this approach for rectal cancer surgery, while several studies have shown a considerable increase of OR time and costs. This manuscript aims to summarize the history of laparoscopic colorectal surgery, describe the current techniques for laparoscopic TME and review the results of the published principal studies.


Rectal cancer; Laparoscopic surgery; Robotic surgery; Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision

Cite the article

Morano WF, Plasencia A, Luca F. Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3045..

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