Multiport Laparoscopic TME with Low Colorectal Anastomosis

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Abstract

Rectal cancer surgery has to be performed with total mesorectal excision.

Since the advent of minimally invasive surgery, nowadays, different techniques have been described. In this chapter the codified conventional laparoscopic technique with circular mechanical low colorectal anastomosis is described in step-by-step.

Keywords

Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision Laparoscopy TME Rectal cancer Minimal invasive surgery Rectal surgery 

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© Springer Japan 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, European School of Laparoscopic SurgerySaint-Pierre University HospitalBrusselsBelgium

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