Randomised controlled trial of transanal endoscopic microsurgery versus endoscopic mucosal resection for large rectal adenomas (TREND Study) Gut 2018; 67: 837-846.

Published: 15th October 2018

Authors: Barendse R, Musters GD, de Graaf FJR, van den Broek FJC, Consten ECJ, Doornebosch PG et al.


Some 204 patients were included; 27 were excluded because of the histological diagnosis of cancer. Overall recurrence rates were similar: 15 per cent after endoscopic resection versus 11 per cent after transanal miscrosurgery. Complication rates were similar. Endoscopic resection was cheaper.

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