“On Table” Positioning for Optimal Access for Cancer Excision in the Lower Rectum

Abstract

Poor visualization and restricted access often make tumor lesions in the lower rectum difficult to excise, particularly in a narrow male pelvis. The aim of this study was therefore to study whether (and if so to what extent) different positions of the patient on the operating table might improve accessibility. Twenty consecutive patients (men and women… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-003-7305-0

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