Difficult Anterior Perineal Dissection During Abdominoperineal Resection

  • Sang W. Lee


Perineal dissection during abdominoperineal resection can be challenging in radiated and obese patients. This chapter provides tips and tricks in dealing with difficult anterior perineal dissection during APR.


Abdominoperineal resection APR Anterior perineal dissection Rectourethralis muscle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang W. Lee
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  1. 1.Department of Surgery – Colon and Rectal SurgeryKeck School of Medicine of University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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