Update on NOTES throughout the world Kazuhiro YASUDA 1 , Kei-ichi IKEDA 2 , Yoshihisa SAIDA 3 , Toshiyuki ENOMOTO 3 , Kazuki SUMIYAMA 2 , Manabu YAMAMOTO 4 , Hisao TAJIRI 2 , Seigo KITANO 1 , Japan Working Group for NOTES (JWNOTES) 1Department of Surgery I, Oita University Faculty of Medicine 2Department of Endoscopy, The Jikei University School of Medicine 3Third Department of Surgery Toho University Medical Center, Ohashi Hospital 4Adachi Kyosai Hospital pp.473-479
Published Date 2007/10/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.4426100092
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 This review provides a summary of the 2nd International Conference on NOTES(Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery)and current activity of NOTES throughout the world. The main topics of the 2nd International Conference on NOTES included a direct drive system for NOTES, a randomized controlled trial comparing NOTES and laparoscopic surgery in the prevention of infection, application of a magnetic and permalloy device to NOTES procedures, and training techniques. Research on NOTES has steadily progressed, and the first transvaginal NOTES cholecystectomy performed on a human took place in America and France this year. Although several problems exist in regard to the clinical application of NOTES, basic research on and development of NOTES will lead to better therapeutic technologies. NOTES may represent the next major innovation in minimally invasive surgery.

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