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Abdoperineal surgery

M G Pramateftakis
INTRODUCTION: When performing a colonic resection for cancerous lesions, a complete mesocolic excision (CME) can lead to improved oncologic results. The CME along with the high vessel ligation, meaning the ligation of the supplying vessels close to their origin, can ensure maximal lymph node harvest. The principles of CME and high ligation have been applied by us during colonic resections for cancer. We present our experience with tumors of the proximal colon, for which a radical right hemicolectomy has been performed...
November 2010: Techniques in Coloproctology
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