Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer

Bashar Safar, James Fleshman

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Laparoscopic colectomy for cancer has been shown to be equivalent to open colectomy. Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision is feasible but remains investigational. Improvement in equipment and training for rectal dissection should result in similar outcomes to open operation for cancer in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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