VOLUME 30 - NUMBER 51 - 2009

Technical advantage using curved stapler in narrow pelvis for TME in laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer

  • Di Palo S., Vignali A., Orsenigo E., Staudacher C.
  • Articolo Originale, 043-043
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  • Rectal transection is often difficult in laparoscopic TME and requires several cartridges. The use of a curved stapler permits, with its single cartridge, a more safe closure of the rectal stump.

  • KEY WORDS: rectal cancer, TME, curved stapler, laparoscopy.