Intersphincteric resection for low rectal cancer: laparoscopic vs open surgery approach.

@article{Laurent2012IntersphinctericRF,
  title={Intersphincteric resection for low rectal cancer: laparoscopic vs open surgery approach.},
  author={C Laurent and Thomas Paumet and Fabien Leblanc and Quentin Denost and Eric Rullier},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          35-41; discussion 42-3
        }
}
AIM Laparoscopic sphincter-saving surgery has been investigated for rectal cancer but not for tumours of the lower third. We evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of laparoscopic intersphincteric resection for low rectal cancer. METHOD From 1990 to 2007, patients with rectal tumour below 6 cm from the anal verge and treated by open or laparoscopic curative intersphincteric resection were included in a retrospective comparative study. Surgery included total mesorectal excision with internal… CONTINUE READING

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