Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer



Low anterior resections are performed to treat malignant tumors of the middle and upper thirds of the rectum, 6–14 cm from the anal verge.


Anal Canal Anterior Resection Staple Line Proximal Colon Inferior Mesenteric Artery 
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