As this book deals with complications in proctological surgery, this chapter will not cover anterior resection and abdomino-perineal excision of the rectum. Nevertheless, there is much to discuss, since, with the increasing popularity of transanal endoscopic mucosectomy (TEM) and increased knowledge on the oncological indications for local excision (LE) of a rectal tumor, numerous studies have been carried out and many patients undergoing colorectal surgery may now be effectively cured.


Rectal Cancer Local Excision Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery Rectal Tumor Anal Incontinence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Pescatori
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  1. 1.Coloproctology UnitArs Medica Hospital and La Sapienza UniversityRomeItaly

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