Surgical approach to rectal lesions may be difficult, due to the location of the disease. Abdominal surgical approach is related to an important rate of morbidity.
The implementation of Minimally Invasive Surgery to the transanal approach led to the appraisal of TAMIS.
By this technique, a Single Port surgical device is introduced transanally, thus allowing us to insert different instruments in order to complete the resection.
Different rectal lesion can be treated by this technique, like benign tumors non resectable by endoscopy, and even malignant lesion in early stage.
Correct preoperative staging of the lesion is mandatory in order to evaluate the indication for TAMIS.