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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 847640, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/847640
Case Report

The Rise of Tunnel Endoscopic Surgery: A Case Report and Literature Review

1Endoscopy Center and Endoscopy Research Institute, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, 180 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, China
2Department of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, No.1 Hospital Affiliated to Xiamen University, Fujian, Xiamen 361003, China

Received 30 April 2012; Accepted 5 August 2012

Academic Editors: S. Kikuchi, R. Kochhar, G. Kouraklis, I. D. Kyriazanos, R. J. L. F. Loffeld, and J. Wig

Copyright © 2012 Mingyan Cai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

There has been booming interest in natural orifice transluminal surgery since it was first described. Several techniques first developed for the safe transluminal access now derive into independent endoscopic surgical procedures. In this paper, we describe a case treated by a novel procedure by submucosal tunnelling technique and provide a literature review of the rise of tunnel endoscopic surgery.