natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery
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natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgeryAbbreviation: NOTES
Surgery performed with incisions made through internal organs after an endoscope has been inserted into those organs through the mouth, the vagina, the bladder, or the anus. The surgery produces no external scars because the skin is not cut. For example, a diseased gallbladder is removed through an endoscope inserted through the urinary bladder wall and into the peritoneum or through an incision made in the muscular wall of the stomach. Synonym: natural orifice surgery
See also: surgery