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LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: colorectal splenic flexure mobilization

A Melani, MD D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2017;17(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4850

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Splenic flexure mobilization is technically challenging. However, it is necessary to achieve a tension-free anastomosis for any low rectal cancer resections or for a shortened sigmoid colon. In this live interactive surgical video, Dr. Armando Melani (Brazil) demonstrates a medial-to-lateral approach to splenic flexure mobilization for laparoscopic low anterior resection. He defines the main points of his procedure in a stepwise approach and provides technical tips to facilitate exposure and prevent any potential risks of splenic or vascular injuries.