Surgery pp 171-181 | Cite as

Rectal Resections

  • Umut Sarpel


This section introduces the reader to the operations that remove the rectum, including the low anterior resection and the abdominoperineal resection. The major indication for these operations, including rectal carcinoma and recurrent anal cancer, is described in detail. Transanal excision for small rectal tumors is also introduced. A classic case of rectal cancer is described and questions are provided for review.


Rectal Cancer Anal Sphincter Total Mesorectal Excision Proximal Colon Anal Cancer 
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Suggested Reading

  1. Bleday R, Brindzei N. Surgical treatment of rectal cancer. In: Beck DE, Roberts PL, Saclarides TJ, Senagore AJ, Stamos MJ, editors. The ASCRS textbook of colon and rectal surgery. 2nd ed. New York: Springer; 2011.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Umut Sarpel
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  1. 1.Department of Surgery Division of Surgical OncologyIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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