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  • 2005-08-31

Laparoscopic treatment of rectal cancer

Epublication WebSurg.com, Aug 2005;05(08). URL:
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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.