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  • 2008-11-03

Laparoscopic approach for a T3 cancer of the colorectal junction

Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2008;08(11). URL:
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This video shows a standard oncological laparoscopic approach for T3 cancer of the colorectal junction. In this case, the patient presents a big tumor with a clinical sub-occlusion. A low anterior resection is performed by a medial to lateral approach, with a primary inferior mesenteric artery control. Splenic flexure mobilization was not necessary in this case. An end-to-end colo-anal anastomosis ends the procedure.