Ultra-low TME versus amputation: differences in the strategy
Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2010;10(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03endemartines003
Treatment of cancer of the lower rectum requires favorable operative fields, minimal contact with the tumor during dissection, and delicate surgical procedures to avoid nerve damage. Good surgery on its own when applied appropriately is associated with a very low rate of local recurrence. In this lecture, Professor Nicolas Demartines details all aspects in the management of very low rectal cancer.