Open Total Mesorectal Excision
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Open Total Mesorectal Excision

The Open Total Mesorectal Excision course will teach you:

  • How to resect the rectum along with the mesorectum up to the level of the levators, in order to radically resect the colorectal cancer

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open Total Mesorectal Excision:

  • Entering the retroperitoneal plane
  • Splenic capsule tearing
  • Entering the mesocolon of the splenic flexure
  • Pancreatic tail damage
  • Levator ani nerve damage

With the following tips you might perform the Open Total Mesorectal Excision even better:

  • Ureter identification
  • Superior rectal artery identification
  • Entering the avascular plane
  • Traction and countertraction
  • Dissection of Denonvilliers fascia in female
  • Anticipating to anatomic changes due to prostate enlargement
  • Optimizing the visibility during mesorectal dissection
  • Dealing with Denonvilliers fascia in men
  • Partial mesorectal excision for a proximal tumor
  • Diverting stoma formation

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Step by step

Abdominal cavity approach

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin in the midline from the pubic bone to approximately 5 cm cranial to the umbilicus.

Incise

Incise the skin, following the markings.

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