Laparoscopic Extralevator Abdominoperineal Excision of the Rectum with Primary Suturing: Short-Term Outcomes from Single-Institution Study.


AIMS This study evaluated the safety, feasibility, and short-term outcomes of laparoscopic extralevator abdominoperineal excision (laparoscopic-ELAPE) with primary suturing for low rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic-ELAPE with primary suturing for low rectal cancer at our institution between September 2013… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/lap.2015.0325

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