Transanal rectal resection: an initial experience of 20 cases.

  title={Transanal rectal resection: an initial experience of 20 cases.},
  author={Nicolas Buchs and Gary A. Nicholson and Trevor M. Yeung and N. J. M. C. Mortensen and Christopher R. Cunningham and Oliver Jones and Richard J Guy and Roel Hompes},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  volume={18 1},
AIM Low anterior resection (LAR) can present a formidable surgical challenge, particularly for tumours located in the distal third of the rectum. Transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) aims to overcome some of these difficulties. We report our initial experience with this technique. METHOD From June 2013 to September 2014, 20 selected patients underwent transanal rectal resection for various malignant and benign low rectal pathologies. All patients with rectal cancer were discussed at a… CONTINUE READING
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