How to perform a transanal TME
Posted in Lectures on 19 January 2015
Published by Antonio M. Lacy
Joep Knol, M.D.
Transanal approach for rectal cancer is a hot topic among colorectal surgeons, there are several advantages for going “down-to-up” for the mesorectal dissection in terms of better distal and circumferential margins.
Combined transabdominal and transanal dissection improves maneuvers in cases of narrow pelvis or previous surgery, but to obtain these advantages mentoring, experience and a learning curve is needed.
Joep Knol from Jessa Hospital in Belgium was at the AIS Channel headquarters for the first live event, and during his visit gave a lecture about how to make a good transanal dissection and anastomosis in a case of rectal cancer.