Functional long-term results after rectal cancer surgery—technique of the athermal mesorectal excision

The total mesorectal excision (TME), embedded in a multimodal therapeutic concept, is accepted as the standard therapy of the advanced adenocarcinoma of the middle and lower thirds. The thermal damages of the autonomous nerves in the little pelvis caused by dissection devices remains a large problem. For our patients, we use water-jet dissection (WJD)-aided… CONTINUE READING