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The technique had been previously approved by the hospital ethics committee.
Informed consent was obtained from the patient.
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Martin-Perez, B., Otero-Piñeiro, A. & Lacy, A.M. Purse-string rupture: pitfalls of transanal total mesorectal excision (Cecil approach). Tech Coloproctol 22, 393–394 (2018) doi:10.1007/s10151-018-1797-y