Dis Colon Rectum 2022 May 25. Epub 2022 May 25.
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, Sichuan, China.
Background: After abdominoperineal resection, low anterior resection, and end-colostomy for lower rectal cancer, it is necessary to reconstruct the pelvic peritoneum to avoid small bowel obstruction, perineal hernia, and radiation enteritis in patients for whom postoperative radiotherapy is planned. However, pelvic peritoneal closure is technically difficult in patients who lack enough peritoneum to cover the defect or have received neoadjuvant radiation and have a rigid pelvis.
Impact Of Innovation: The impact of this innovation is to reconstruct the pelvic peritoneum with the distal ileal mesentery laparoscopically. Read More