Laparoscopic Total Pelvic Exenteration for Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer

@article{Akiyoshi2015LaparoscopicTP,
  title={Laparoscopic Total Pelvic Exenteration for Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer},
  author={PhD Takashi Akiyoshi and PhD Toshiya Nagasaki and PhD Masashi Ueno},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={3896-3896}
}
Extended surgery for locally recurrent rectal cancer is technically demanding because of the severe fibrosis around the tumor, which makes it difficult to achieve R0 resection. Although laparoscopic total pelvic exenteration has been carried out in patients with primary rectal cancer,1 , 2 to our knowledge ours is the first report of this laparoscopic procedure for locally recurrent rectal cancer. A 70-year-old man who underwent laparoscopic low anterior resection for stage II rectal cancer was… CONTINUE READING