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Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer

Authors
Journal
Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
1043-1489
Publisher
Elsevier - WB Saunders
Publication Date
Volume
21
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1053/j.scrs.2010.01.003

Abstract

Laparoscopic colectomy for cancer has been shown to be equivalent to open colectomy. Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision is feasible but remains investigational. Improvement in equipment and training for rectal dissection should result in similar outcomes to open operation for cancer in the future.

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