The history of rectal resection: The quest for sphincter preservation

  • Brigitte Kovanyi-HolzerEmail author


Intersphincteric resection is an extreme type of sphincter salvage for low rectal tumors.


Rectal Cancer Anal Canal Rectal Resection Coloanal Anastomosis Rectal Stump 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryDanube Hospital ViennaViennaAustria

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