LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: colorectal splenic flexure mobilization
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2017;17(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4850
Splenic flexure mobilization is technically challenging. However, it is necessary to achieve a tension-free anastomosis for any low rectal cancer resections or for a shortened sigmoid colon. In this live interactive surgical video, Dr. Armando Melani (Brazil) demonstrates a medial-to-lateral approach to splenic flexure mobilization for laparoscopic low anterior resection. He defines the main points of his procedure in a stepwise approach and provides technical tips to facilitate exposure and prevent any potential risks of splenic or vascular injuries.