‘I had the opportunity to use LumenEye recently in the operating theatre for an anterior resection case. The patient had long course neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy and had a good response but not sufficient to advocate a watch and wait approach. During laparoscopy there were no external cues to aid identification of the lower point of transection to ensure adequate cancer clearance. The LumenEye was used in the following manner for this case:
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1) Intra-operative identification of the tumour level in the rectum.
2) Ensuring the Echelon 45 stapler was applied to the rectum below the level of the rectal tumour
3) Undertaking an anastomotic leak test under direct vision
The views obtained through the LumenEye were fantastic. The device negated the need to undertake a conventional rigid sigmoidoscopy with the associated difficulties of looking through the eye-piece. It also negates the need to bring in the bulky equipment to undertake a flexible sigmoidoscopy. This device will prove very useful intra-operatively for rectal cancer cases.’
Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon
Clinical Director of Surgery
Royal Oldham Hospital