Total Mesorectal Excision

  • Chi Chung Foo
  • Wai Lun LawEmail author


  1. 1.

    Access into peritoneal cavity

  2. 2.

    Mobilization of left colon

  3. 3.

    Ligation of the inferior mesenteric vessels

  4. 4.

    Taking down the splenic flexure

  5. 5.

    Rectal mobilization

  6. 6.

    Rectal transection

  7. 7.

    Delivery of specimen and intracorporeal anastomosis


Supplementary material

Video 10.1

Mobilization of left colon (MP4 364084 kb)

Video 10.2

Ligation of the inferior mesenteric vessels (MP4 567885 kb)

Video 10.3

Lateral mobilization (MP4 126335 kb)

Video 10.4

Rectal mobilization (MP4 333510 kb)

Video 10.5

Rectal transection (MP4 130602 kb) (MP4 130221 kb)

Video 10.6

Delivery of specimen and intracorporeal anastomosis (MP4 130221 kb) (MP4 130602 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryQueen Mary Hospital, University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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