Colon Does Not Reach for a Coloanal Anastomosis

  • Shirley Shih
  • David E. RivadeneiraEmail author


When performing a coloanal anastomosis, you may be unable to get the colon to reach to the dentate line. We describe essential techniques in colon mobilization and additional maneuvers that may aid in delivering the colon for an anal anastomosis.


Coloanal Anastomosis Reach Colon Anus Hand-sewn Mobilization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northwell Health, Department of Colorectal SurgeryWoodburyUSA
  2. 2.Surgical Strategic InitiativesNorthwell HealthNew Hyde ParkUSA
  3. 3.Surgical Services and Colorectal SurgeryHuntington HospitalHuntingtonUSA
  4. 4.Hofstra University-Northwell School of MedicineHempsteadUSA

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