The combined abdominal and perineal approach for dissection of the lower rectum. The development of new indications.

AIMS Dissection of the lower rectum in some low rectal and pararectal pathologies can be technically difficult that it ends up in abandoning the procedure or raising a permanent stoma. The recently described combined abdomino-perineal approach allows completion of rectal dissection from the perineal route and preservation of the anal sphincters. Patients… (More)