Transanal resection of rectal neoplasms using the Harmonic Scalpel

M. Rabau*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The currently used technology for transanal excision of rectal neoplasms is diathermy. However, control of bleeding is sometimes difficult. The Harmonic Scalpel provides a "dry" surgical field which facilitates the procedure and allows complete resection of the neoplasm with greater accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-249
Number of pages3
JournalTechniques in Coloproctology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Harmonic scalpel
  • Rectal neoplasm
  • Transanal resection


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