Sphincter-saving and reconstruction techniques following rectal cancer resection

Miguel Pera, Heidi Nelson

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Abstract

Low anterior resection and coloanal anastomosis are often associated with significant impairments in anorectal function, changes that adversely affect the quality of life of patients undergoing resective surgery for rectal cancer. In an attempt to improve the functional results of sphincter-saving procedures, new reconstructive techniques such as the colonic pouch and the tranverse coloplasty have been reported. This article will describe technical aspects as well as functional and oncologic results for sphincter-saving and reconstructive procedures that are performed for rectal cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Coloanal
  • Colonic pouch
  • Coloplasty
  • Low anterior resection
  • Rectal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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