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Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) is a novel approach pioneered to tackle the challenges posed by difficult pelvic dissections in rectal cancer and the restrictions in angulation of currently available laparoscopic staplers. To date, four techniques can be employed in order to create the colorectal/coloanal anastomosis following TaTME. We present a technical note describing these techniques and discuss the risks and benefits of each.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s10151-015-1414-2

Type

Journal article

Journal

Tech Coloproctol

Publication Date

03/2016

Volume

20

Pages

185 - 191

Keywords

Anastomosis, Bottom-up, Laparoscopy, Outcomes, TME, Transanal, Anal Canal, Anastomosis, Surgical, Digestive System Surgical Procedures, Dissection, Humans, Laparoscopy, Rectal Neoplasms, Rectum