Comparison of functional and surgical outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted colonic J-pouch versus straight reconstruction after total mesorectal excision for lower rectal cancer.

@article{Liang2007ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of functional and surgical outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted colonic J-pouch versus straight reconstruction after total mesorectal excision for lower rectal cancer.},
  author={Jin-Tung Liang and Hong-Shiee Lai and P Lee and Kuo-Chin Huang},
  journal={Annals of surgical oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={1972-9}
}
BACKGROUND To compare the functional and surgical outcomes of colonic J-pouch and straight anastomosis in the context that both reconstruction procedures were performed laparoscopically. METHODS The present study was a randomized prospective clinical trial. Patients with lower rectal cancer requiring laparoscopic total mesorectal excision were equally randomized to either laparoscopic-assisted colonic J-pouch reconstruction or laparoscopic straight end-to-end anastomosis. The techniques of… CONTINUE READING