Posterior transsphincteric approach for surgery of the rectum: The Bevan operation

Francisco J. Criado, Theodore H. Wilson

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This report presents the history and technique of, and some clinical experience with, the posterior transsphincteric approach for surgery of the rectum. On the basis of an extensive historial review, it is suggested that the procedure be called the Bevan operation. The method deserves a definite place in the armamentarium of the rectal surgeon, especially in the management of villous tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes



  • Bevan operation
  • Rectum
  • Surgery, rectal
  • transsphincteric approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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