Laparoscopic sphincter-preserving total mesorectal excision with colonic J-pouch reconstruction: five-year results.

@article{Tsang2006LaparoscopicST,
  title={Laparoscopic sphincter-preserving total mesorectal excision with colonic J-pouch reconstruction: five-year results.},
  author={Wilson Tsang and Clift Chi-Chiu Chung and Shek Yuen Kwok and Michael Ka Wah Li},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={243 3},
  pages={353-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the oncologic and functional outcomes of laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) with colonic J-pouch reconstruction. BACKGROUND TME is considered the established gold standard in rectal cancer surgery. However, data on laparoscopic sphincter-preserving TME are limited. METHODS Patients with mid or low rectal cancer underwent laparoscopic TME with colonic J-pouch reconstruction by a single surgical team. Clinical and oncologic data were prospectively… CONTINUE READING
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