Anterior resection with TME for T2 rectal cancer of the upper rectum in a female patient
Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2007;07(02). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2074
This detailed video demonstrates Dr. Joel Leroy performing a high anterior resection for a T2 rectal cancer. The surgery commences in the usual fashion with a high ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery, followed by excision of the rectum including the total mesorectal package. All the steps are presented clearly, including the vascular dissection, lateral colonic mobilisation and the laparoscopic approach for total mesorectal excision (TME).