"Mesorectum": the surgical value of an anatomical approach

  title={"Mesorectum": the surgical value of an anatomical approach},
  author={Mamadou Thiam Diop and Bernard M. Parratte and Laurent Tatu and Fabrice Vuillier and Stephanie Brunelle and Guy G Monnier},
  journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy},
The quality of total extirpation of the "mesorectum" nowadays determines the prognosis of rectal cancer but the planes of surgical dissection which have been proposed and the anatomical restrictions of this "mesorectum" are sometimes contradictory. The aim of this study was to clarify the relationships of the "mesorectum" with the fascias and nerves of the pelvic cavity to harmonize the plane of dissection in its total extirpation. Four pelvises (2 male, 2 female) harvested from embalmed… CONTINUE READING