Surgical Techniques in Rectal Cancer

Transanal, Laparoscopic and Robotic Approach

  • Giovanni Dapri
  • John H Marks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. History, Anatomy, Evaluation and Medical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sharaf Karim Perdawood
      Pages 3-18
    3. Jai Bikhchandani, Alan G. Thorson, Henry T. Lynch
      Pages 19-35
    4. Mohamed E. Salem, John L. Marshall
      Pages 37-63
    5. Te Vuong, Aurelie Garant
      Pages 65-76
    6. Angelita Habr-Gama, Maria Susana Bruzzi, Maria Laura Morici, Guilherme Pagin São Julião, Rodrigo Oliva Perez
      Pages 77-95
    7. Erik L. Zeger, Richard M. Goldberg
      Pages 97-109
    8. Jason Paik, Cindy Kin, George A. Fisher Jr.
      Pages 111-124
    9. David Moszkowicz, David Fuks, Brice Gayet
      Pages 125-146
  3. Abdominal Laparoscopy and Robot-Assisted

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Léon Maggiori, Yves Panis
      Pages 195-201
    3. Hye Jin Kim, Gyu-Seog Choi
      Pages 203-218
    4. Ichiro Takemasa, Emi Akizuki, Tomomi Ueki, Toshihiko Nishidate, Kenji Okita, Tomohisa Furuhata
      Pages 219-232
    5. Bart van Geluwe, Quentin Denost, Eric Rullier
      Pages 233-255
    6. Shigenori Homma, Futoshi Kawamata, Susumu Shibasaki, Takahisa Ishikawa, Tadashi Yoshida, Hideki Kawamura et al.
      Pages 257-268
    7. Armando Geraldo Franchini Melani, Luis Gustavo Capochin Romagnolo, Frédéric Bretagnol
      Pages 269-287
    8. Han Deok Kwak, Seon-Hahn Kim
      Pages 289-310
    9. W. Conan Mustain, Conor P. Delaney
      Pages 311-324
    10. Seong Hyeon Yun, Kyung Uk Jung
      Pages 325-345
    11. Paolo Pietro Bianchi, Giampaolo Formisano, Giuseppe Giuliani
      Pages 369-384
  4. Transanal Laparoscopy and Robot-Assisted

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. María Fernández-Hevia, Antonio M. Lacy
      Pages 437-455
    3. Joel Leroy, Usmaan Hameed, Ntourakis Dimitrios, Frédéric Bretagnol
      Pages 523-541
    4. Vikram Attaluri, Elisabeth C. McLemore
      Pages 543-552
    5. Teresa deBeche-Adams, Matthew Albert, John Burke
      Pages 553-573
    6. Cristiano Germano Sigismondo Hüscher, Cecilia Ponzano, Gilda Marzullo
      Pages 575-588

About this book


This book describes the various procedures, including surgery through the abdominal wall, through a transanal access or by the union of both, using an open, laparoscopic, or robotic approach. Worldwide pioneers for each technique are invited as authors and portray in step-by-step detail about each procedure. Of the 32 chapters, 23 are dedicated only for the surgical procedures. Each chapter is enriched by numerous figures, which complement the text, permitting the understanding of each surgical technique from its beginning until the last step. Eight additional chapters are dedicated to the clinical and anatomical aspects of rectal cancer.

In the last decade there has been an impressive evolution in the treatment of patients with rectal cancer, with a focus not only on the preservation of a cancer-free life, but the quality of that life. This book has been written to be useful for everyone involved in rectal cancer management. From internists, gastroenterologists, endoscopists, oncologists, radiotherapists and radiologists involved in the treatment of rectal cancer during their daily practice, to surgeons specialized in colorectal surgery, to junior faculty to trainees, all interested in new and innovative techniques.


Minimally Invasive Surgery Reduced Port Laparoscopy Single Port Laparoscopy TME Transabdominal Transanal

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Dapri
    • 1
  • John H Marks
    • 2
  1. 1.Saint-Pierre University HospitalDepartment of Gastrointestinal Surgery, European School of Laparoscopic SurgeryBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Minimally Invasive Colorectal SurgeryLankenau Medical Center, Main Line HealthcareWynnewoodUSA

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