Low rectal anastomosis following pelvic exenteration

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Abstract

It is now considered the standard of care to reestablish bowel continence following radical resection of tumors in the pelvis that involve the rectal sigmoid. Initially, this was done with an end-to-end anastomosis and this still is preferred when the anastomosis is above the mid-rectum. When the anastomosis is in the lower rectum a colonic J-pouch is preferred to improve continence. The techniques of these procedures are demonstrated in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalCME Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

Keywords

  • Colonic J-pouch
  • Lower rectal anastomosis
  • Resection of rectal sigmoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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