Anatomy of the lateral ligaments of the rectum: a controversial point of view.

@article{Wang2010AnatomyOT,
  title={Anatomy of the lateral ligaments of the rectum: a controversial point of view.},
  author={Guo-Jun Wang and Chunfang Gao and Dong Wei and Cun Wang and Wen-jian Meng},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 43},
  pages={5411-5}
}
The existence and composition of the lateral ligaments of the rectum (LLR) are still the subjects of anatomical confusion and surgical misconception up to now. Since Miles proposed abdominoperineal excision as radical surgery for rectal cancer, the identification by "hooking them on the finger" has been accepted by many surgeons with no doubt; clamping, dividing and ligating are considered to be essential procedures in mobilization of the rectum in many surgical textbooks. But in cadaveric… CONTINUE READING

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