Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp 411–412 | Cite as

The neurovascular bundle of Walsh and other anatomic considerations crucial in preventing urethral injury in males undergoing transanal total mesorectal excision

  • S. AtallahEmail author
  • M. Albert
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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Disclosure statement

Dr. S. Atallah is a paid consultant for Applied Medical, Inc. and ConMed, and THD America. Dr. M. Albert is a paid consultant for Applied Medical, Inc. and ConMed.

Ethical approval

This study involved no human participants. This research was performed in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was not applicable in this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Florida HospitalWinter ParkUSA

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