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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Mesenteric Principles of Gastrointestinal Surgery|
|Subtitle of host publication||Basic and Applied Science|
|Number of pages||25|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
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