The neurovascular bundle of Walsh and other anatomic considerations crucial in preventing urethral injury in males undergoing transanal total mesorectal excision
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KeywordsSpherical Shape Clear Understanding Anatomic Landmark Challenging Technique Cylindrical Shape
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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.
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.
Informed consent was not applicable in this study.
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