Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection: Basic Surgical Steps
Laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection is a surgery to treat cancer low in the rectum or in the anus, close to the sphincter muscles. The surgery, which removes the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon, uses the laparascopic technique that calls for five or six small incisions.
What is an abdominoperineal resection?
An abdominoperineal resection is a surgery in which the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon are removed. This procedure is most often used to treat cancers located very low in the rectum or in the anus.