Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer

  • Jameson L. Chassin


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.


Staple Line Anal Verge Proximal Colon Inferior Mesenteric Artery Colorectal Anastomosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York Hospital Medical Center of QueensFlushingUSA

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