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  • 2006-12-04

Laparoscopic proctectomy with stapled coloanal anastomosis demonstrating total mesorectal excision

Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2006;06(12). URL:
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This video demonstrates the minimally invasive approach to total mesorectal excision (TME). In this video, J. Marks, MD performs a proctectomy for low rectal cancer using the laparoscopic approach. The surgery is divided into 9 steps which are presented in detail. The entire operation is performed using conventional laparoscopic techniques. With the benefit of his extensive experience, Dr Marks provides some tips and tricks for successful laparoscopic TME.