Intersphincteric resection for very low rectal cancer

Special reference to surgical techniques
  • Yoshihiro MoriyaEmail author


Goals for rectal cancer surgery include complete tumor resection to minimize the risk of relapse and maintenance of quality of life. Local control and survival of patients with rectal cancer have improved with the development of surgical techniques and combined adjuvant therapy. The advent of double-stapling techniques and coloanal anastomosis has facilitated the construction of very low rectal anastomosis.


Anal Canal Anal Verge External Sphincter Internal Sphincter Coloanal Anastomosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Colorectal Surgical DivisionNational Cancer Research Center HospitalTokyoJapan

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