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The posterior midsagittal approach for the surgical excision of intrapelvic malignant tumours.

Authors
  • Keramidas, D C
  • Soutis, M
  • Koulopoulos, K
  • Moschovi, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2003
Volume
13
Issue
4
Pages
245–248
Identifiers
PMID: 13680493
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

PMA is a safe procedure enabling radical excision of intrapelvic malignant tumours which are too high to be approached through the perineum and too low to be reached by laparotomy alone. The posterior midsagittal incision and lateral traction of the rectum permits easy access to the tumour and radical excision, without disturbance of the sphincteric function. Colostomy is not necessary.

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