Laparoscopic Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer

  • Masahiko Watanabe


Laparoscopic anterior resection is a relatively new surgical procedure that has many unresolved issues. However, improvements in surgical techniques and advances in equipment and instruments over the past 10 years have helped steadily solve the problems related to this procedure.


Laparoscopic Colectomy Circular Stapler Rectal Stump Inferior Mesenteric Vein Hypogastric Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masahiko Watanabe
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKitasato University School of MedicineSagamiharaJapan

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