[Laparoscopic very low anterior resection with coloanal anastomosis and intersphincteric resection]

José Reinan Ramos
Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões 2009, 36 (5): 459-65
The author present the laparoscopic coloanal anastomosis and intersphincteric resection technique to treat patients with very low rectal cancer. The operative steps are: 1 - Patient positioning; 2 - Instruments and equip positioning; 3 - Insertion of the ports; 4 - Preparation of the operative field; 5 - Difining and dividing the inferior mesenteric artery and vein by the medial approach; 6 - Mobilization of splenic flexure and sigmoid colon; 7 - rectal mobilization and total mesorectum excision by Rullier technique; 8 - Rectal division and coloanal anastomosis; 9 - intersphincteric resection and coloanal anastomosis by coloplasty, J pouch or latero-to-end techniques. The technique employed is safe and have presented low rate of complication and no mortality.


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