Recommendation ID
NICE encourages further research into transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) of the rectum. Patient selection should be explicitly documented. If the procedure is used to treat malignancy, outcomes should include completeness of excision, recurrence rates, survival, quality of life outcomes and avoidance of the need for a stoma in the long term. All complications should be reported, specifically including incontinence.
Any explanatory notes
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Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Transanal total mesorectal excision of the rectum
Date issued
March 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 23/04/2015