Mesenteric component of rectal resection

J. Calvin Coffey, Jonathon Efron

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The surgical activities required in both open, laparoscopic and robotic total (and partial) mesorectal excision are based on mesenteric, peritoneal, fascial, and intestinal continuity as well as contiguity between each of these. The primary goals are intact detachment and disconnection of the mesorectum and rectum. These are achieved by peritonotomy, mesofascial separation, mesenterotomy, and mesenterectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMesenteric Principles of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationBasic and Applied Science
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781498711234
ISBN (Print)9781498725323
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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