Tumors of the lower third of the rectum are a challenge for the surgeon. Among the various techniques of surgical treatment of these lesions, radical surgery and ultra low anterior anastomosis is one of the therapeutic options. This technique is a defy both in the evaluation of the potential patient as in the surgical technique. Such evaluation and treatment processes must be audited in order to keep proper quality indices both in the oncological as in their functional results. This is only possible when both the multidisciplinary and surgical teams have an adequate and ongoing specialized training and a satisfactory volume of patients treated. Details of this technique, its indications and results are reported in this paper. © 2014 Asociación Española de Cirujanos.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
- Anastomosis mecánica
- Cáncer de recto bajo
- Low rectal cancer
- Stapled anastomosis