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Bowel Reconstruction Following Low Anterior Resection

  • Shmuel AvitalEmail author
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Abstract

A low anterior resection using the total mesorectal excision (TME) approach is usually performed for low and mid rectal tumors. Patients may suffer from difficult evacuation difficulties following low anterior resection – or post anterior resection syndrome – and are more evident following a straight coloanal anastomosis (SCA). This syndrome has been reported in up to 60% of patients.

Keywords

Anastomotic Leak Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Anterior Resection Total Mesorectal Excision Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Meir Medical CenterTel AvivIsrael

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