anterior resection

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anterior resection

A procedure that is regarded as the “gold standard” for carcinomas of the rectum, with the exception of the most distal such tumours, which require an AP resection.
Cons
(1) High risk (circa 15%) of anastomotic breakdown, for which many surgeons use a defunctioning ileostomy to reduce the risk of this complication.
(2) High incidence of urgency and faecal leakage, for which it is becoming standard practice to fashion a short colopouch to improve functionality.
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We then performed a total cystoprostatectomy with continent ileal pouch, an anterior resection of the rectum with colostomy, and pelvic lymph node dissection.
The patient had radiotherapy for rectal carcinoma and subsequently underwent low anterior resection of the rectum.

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