Intersphincteric Resection for Low Rectal Tumors

  • Rudolf Schiessel
  • Peter Metzger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pathology of low rectal cancer

  3. Preoperative diagnostic procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Bryan Loh, Martin R. Weiser, W. Douglas Wong
      Pages 13-23
  4. Preoperative therapeutic options

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Angelita Habr-Gama, Rodrigo O. Perez, Patricio B. Lynn, Guilherme Pagin São Julião, Joaquim José Gama Rodrigues
      Pages 43-53
  5. Surgery of low rectal cancer: Intersphincteric resection and its modifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Yusuke Kinugasa, Yoshihiro Moriya
      Pages 57-63
    3. Carlo Staudacher, Elena Orsenigo
      Pages 99-109
    4. Eric Rullier, Quentin Denost, Christophe Laurent
      Pages 111-119
    5. Kazuo Shirouzu, Yutaka Ogata
      Pages 121-129
    6. Jonas Göhl, Werner Hohenberger, Susanne Merkel
      Pages 145-152
    7. Seon Hahn Kim, Jae Won Shin
      Pages 159-163
  6. Postoperative function

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-190

About this book


The work describes a new method of sphincter salvage in surgery of rectal cancer. Low tumors of the rectum are traditionally treated with amputation of the rectum. However, this operation is not well-received by patients, since it results in a permanent colostomy. By contrast, intersphincteric resection allows sphincter salvage even in low tumors and is now widely accepted among experts in the field of colorectal surgery. The book will describe the basics (pathology,physiology, radiology) as well as the surgical technique and its different modifications.


intersphincteric resection laparoscopic rectal surgery low rectal tumors rectal cancer sphincter salvage

Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Schiessel
    • 1
  • Peter Metzger
    • 2
  1. 1.Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Surgical OncologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Surgical DepartmentDanube HospitalViennaAustria

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