Laparoscopic Resection of Rectal Cancer

  • Tonia M. Young-Fadok


The diagnosis, staging, and treatment of rectal cancer are well established and will be covered briefly. The main intent of this chapter is to describe laparoscopic techniques that adhere to oncologic requirements for the resection of rectal cancer. It is important to remember that the remainder of the complex treatment of rectal cancer should not be influenced by consideration of a laparoscopic approach.


Rectal Cancer Total Mesorectal Excision Laparoscopic Resection Splenic Flexure Inferior Mesenteric Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tonia M. Young-Fadok
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  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryMayo ClinicPhoenixUSA

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