What equipment is needed for total mesorectal excision (TME)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Nanda Kishore Maroju, MRCS, MS, MBBS, DNB; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Equipment for TME includes the following:

  • Standard laparotomy tray
  • Self-retaining retractors
  • Stapling devices (linear staplers, heavy-wire linear stapler with articulating head, circular end-to-end anastomosis [EEA] stapler)
  • Headlight
  • Diathermy
  • Ultrasonic scalpel (optional)
  • Vessel-sealing system (optional)

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