Distal transection following laparoscopic TME: techniques and tips
Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2015;15(02). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enkoh001
The key principles including en bloc resection with removal of corresponding lymphatics, no-touch technique, and total mesorectal excision (TME) are recommended for colorectal cancer. These oncologic principles are as important in laparoscopic surgery as in open surgery. In this key lecture, Dr. Koh presents some aspects of distal transection during laparoscopic TME.