Posterior-First Two-Stage Approach to en Bloc Resection of Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer Involving the Pelvic Sidewall

Shinichiro Sakata, S. Mohammed Karim, Kellie L. Mathis, Scott R. Kelley, Peter S. Rose, Eric J. Dozois

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Using standard anterior-only or anterior then posterior approaches can make an R0 resection difficult to achieve in patients with pelvic sidewall recurrences because of confined working spaces and poor visibility. TECHNIQUE: Given the limitations of standard approaches, we have used a novel posterior-first then anterior 2-stage approach allowing us to widely expose and secure deep margins and control vessels under direct visualization. RESULTS: We present a technical note describing this approach in patients with recurrent rectal cancer involving the pelvic sidewall with extrapelvic extension. CONCLUSION: The posterior-first approach may assist in achieving a higher number of R0 resections in patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer involving the pelvic sidewall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E465-E470
JournalDiseases of the colon and rectum
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Anterior
  • Exenteration
  • Negative margins
  • Posterior
  • Recurrent rectal cancer
  • Technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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