Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 351–352 | Cite as

Simple method for stapled low colorectal or coloanal anastomosis

  • Giulio Illuminati
  • Marcello Bezzi
  • Vincenzo Martinelli
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Abstract

A technique of stapled low colorectal or coloanal anastomosis is described, which follows eversion through the anus and stapled closure of the anorectal or anal remnant. The procedure is rapid and safe, and allows a secure distal clearance under direct visual control when dealing with tumors of the lower third of the rectum.

Key words

Rectal cancer Gastrointestinal anastomosis Low anterior resection Coloanal anastomosis Surgical technique 

Reference

  1. 1.
    Knight CD, Griffen FD. An improved technique for low anterior resection of the rectum using the EEA stapler. Surgery 1980;88:710–14.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulio Illuminati
    • 1
  • Marcello Bezzi
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Martinelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Fourth Department of SurgeryUniversity of Rome Medical SchoolRomeItaly

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