Vertical division of the rectum by endostapler in very low colorectal anastomosis with a double-stapling technique

K. Maeda, M. Maruta, T. Utsumi, Y. Okumura

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Abstract

Application of standard linear staples can sometimes be difficult in a narrow pelvis of small male patients, or in deep colorectal anastomosis, even using improved double-stapling techniques (DST). A modified DST, using an endostapler, by vertical division of the rectum, instead of the usual horizontal division, under a newly devised position, facilitates easy and steady transection of the rectum, even in the narrow pelvis or with very low anastomosis. Vertical transaction of the rectum, followed by circular stapler anastomosis, forms a vertically ellipsoid anastomotic orifice, which might be more physiological to the vertically shaped anal canal, especially in very low anastomosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-4
Number of pages2
JournalMinimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02-1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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