Restorative proctectomy with colon pouch-anal anastomosis by laparoscopic transanal pull-through: An available option for low rectal cancer?

F. Prete, F. P. Prete, R. De Luca, P. Nitti, D. Sammarco, G. Preziosa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Background: There are sporadic reports, with different verdicts, of restorative proctectomy by laparoscopic transanal pull-through (LTPT) without the use of a minilaparotomy for a part of the procedure. This study aimed to explore the applicability and advantages of LTPT with colon pouch-anal anastomosis for low rectal cancer, and to evaluate the results. Methods: From January 2002 to July 2003, 10 of 12 patients (6 men and 4 women) undergoing a laparoscopic procedure for low rectal cancer (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Colon pouch-anal anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic transanal pull-through
  • Low rectal cancer
  • LTPT
  • Restorative proctectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Restorative proctectomy with colon pouch-anal anastomosis by laparoscopic transanal pull-through: An available option for low rectal cancer?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this