Sphincter Saving Surgery in Low Rectal Carcinoma in a Resource Poor Environment: A Case Report.

  • CD Emegoakor
  • BUN Eze
  • JC Mbanefo
  • AO Okoye
Keywords: Sphincter saving, low rectal cancer, stapling gun.

Abstract

Background: Surgery is the principal modality of treatment of rectal carcinoma in order to achieve cure. Sphincter saving surgery improves the quality of life of patients with low rectal carcinoma.
Aim: To report a case of sphincter saving low anterior resection for low rectal cancer with hand sown colorectal anastomosis
Conclusion: Even in the absence of stapling gun, sphincter saving resections are possible in selected patients with low rectal carcinoma.

Keywords: Sphincter saving, low rectal cancer, stapling gun.

Published
2013-09-25
Section
Articles

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