Electrophysiology-based quality assurance of nerve-sparing in laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery: Is it worth the effort?


After low anterior resection for rectal cancer, visual assessment of pelvic autonomic nerve preservation can be difficult due to the complexity of neuroanatomy, as well as surgery- and patient-related factors. The present study aimed to evaluate nerve-sparing quality assurance using the laparoscopic neuromapping (LNM) technique. We prospectively… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-016-4787-z


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