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Laparoscopic Hand-Assisted Low Anterior Resection

  • Govind NandakumarEmail author
  • Sang W. Lee
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Abstract

Laparoscopy for colon surgery is safe and effective. Laparoscopic rectal surgery remains technically challenging, and long-term oncologic outcomes to date are still under investigation. Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery preserves several advantages of laparoscopy while decreasing operative time and expanding the reach of laparoscopy. This chapter focuses on the technical aspects of hand-assisted laparoscopic low anterior resection.

Keywords

Total Mesorectal Excision Inferior Mesenteric Artery Inferior Mesenteric Vein Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision Hand Port 
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Supplementary material

Video 11.1

Hand-assisted laparoscopic rectal mobilization (MP4 70782 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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