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Utilization of a Transanal TME Platform to Enable a Distal TME Dissection En Bloc with Presacral Fascia and Pelvic Sidewall with Intraoperative Radiotherapy Delivery in a Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Advanced Application of taTME

Peadar S Waters, Oliver Peacock, Tomas Larach, Jordan D Lee, Jacob J McCormick, Sarat Chander, Alexander G Heriot, Satish K Warrier

Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2019


Introduction: The safe introduction of transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) has been documented by the Australasian group previously. The most important prognostic indicator for rectal cancer is the ability to achieve a clear resection margin. By utilizing false planes for taTME surgery, the endopelvic fascia and or presacral fascia can be resected en bloc. Technique: This case highlights the utilization of a taTME platform to perform a distal taTME with presacral fascial stripping and a lateral pelvic sidewall transanal-assisted dissection in a 53-year-old otherwise healthy woman with a mid-rectal tumor. Radiologicall..

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