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Totally laparoscopic TME for middle rectal cancer with a side-to-end colorectal anastomosis

J Leroy, MD, FRCS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2009;09(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2638

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Over the last decade, the surgical treatment of rectal cancer has witnessed various improvements. Total mesorectal excision (TME) became the standard procedure. The surgical quality of the TME has a high effect on prognosis. This is the case of a 60-year-old woman with a BMI of 38 in whom a totally laparoscopic TME for middle rectal cancer with a side-to-end colorectal anastomosis is performed.