Modified Double-Stapling Technique in Low Anterior Resection for Lower Rectal Carcinoma

@article{Sato2005ModifiedDT,
  title={Modified Double-Stapling Technique in Low Anterior Resection for Lower Rectal Carcinoma},
  author={Harunobu Sato and Koutarou Maeda and Tsunekazu Hanai and Masahisa Matsumoto and Hiroyuki Aoyama and Hiroshi Matsuoka},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={30-36}
}
PurposeThe original double-stapling technique (DST) using a standard linear stapler horizontally can be difficult in patients with a narrow pelvis or an ultralow anastomosis. We review our experience of performing a modified DST (IO-DST) with vertical division of the rectum achieved using an endostapler.MethodsWe retrospectively studied the clinical outcomes of 90 patients who underwent low anterior resection (LAR) for lower rectal carcinoma. Low anterior resection was performed with IO-DST in… CONTINUE READING
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