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Rectal cancer: laparoscopic TME - How to reproduce the open Heald procedure?

J Leroy, MD, FRCS
Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2012;12(12). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enleroy012

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Total mesorectal excision (TME) offers the lowest reported rates of local recurrence and the best survival results in patients with rectal cancer. The objective of Prof. Leroy in this lecture is to show the feasibility of laparoscopic approach respecting the principles of open dissection that Prof. Heald described.