Abdul Waheed1*, Alfredo Tirado2, Veronica Tucci2, Shaikh A Hai3, Vinay Prasad4 and Noor Nama5
1General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Oakhill Hospital, Florida, USA
3Department of Surgery, East Florida Division GME Consortium, Westside Regional Medical Center, Plantation, FL, USA
4Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
5Bolan Medical College, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Abdul Waheed, General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Received: December 02, 2020; Published: January 22, 2021
The transanal approach to performing total mesorectal excision (TME) for both rectal cancer and inflammatory IBD has grown significantly over the last decade. In spite of the known relatively commoner complications associated with this approach to the rectum, the increase in surgical volume allows for evaluation and stratification of less frequent complications such as embolism. We present a review article on the very limited studies available on the incidence of PAE occurring during taTME.
Keywords: Pulmonary Air Embolism; Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision; Refractory Ulcerative Colitis
Citation: Abdul Waheed., et al. “Pulmonary Air Embolism (PAE): Complication during TaTME is a Cause for Concern”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.2 (2021): 03-05.
Copyright: © 2021 Abdul Waheed., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.