Laparoscopic treatment of rectal cancer
Epublication WebSurg.com, Aug 2005;05(08). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en1824
This video demonstrates a tumor specific TME resection for a mid-rectal tumor. The surgeon mobilizes the rectum for over 5 cm distal to the tumor margin, in the mesorectal planes. This video demonstrates a beautiful dissection of the pelvic nerves during the mobilization of the mesenteric root. The surgeon carries out an end-to-side anastomosis and protects his anastomosis with a loop ileostomy.