Robot Assisted Low Anterior Resection
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Robot Assisted Low Anterior Resection

The Robot Assisted Low Anterior Resection course will teach you:

  • How to resect the proximal rectum in cases of rectal cancer and sometimes in order to remove a diseased or ruptured portion of the intestine in cases of diverticulitis
  • To completely resect the rectum and the corresponding lymph nodes following the principle of Total Mesorectal Excision

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Robot Assisted Low Anterior Resection:

  • Ureter injury
  • Gonadal vessels injury
  • Hypogastric nerve injury
  • Rotating descending colon
  • Mesenteric fat in anastomosis
  • Inferior epigastric vessels injury
  • Width of enterostomy aperture

With the following tips you might perform the Robot Assisted Low Anterior Resection even better:

  • Trocar placement
  • Elements important for decision making
  • Optimal patient positioning
  • D3 lymph node dissection along the inferior mesenteric artery
  • Optimizing visibility using traction and countertraction
  • Lifting of the uterus
  • Partial mesorectal excision for a proximal tumor
  • End to end anastomosis
  • Splenic flexure mobilization
  • Skin cylinder removal
  • Aperture creation after midline incision
  • Using trocar opening for ileostomy
  • Ileum protrusion
  • Bowel eversion

After studying the Robot Assisted Low Anterior Resection course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Ureteral injury
  • Postoperative injury
  • Anastomotic leakage
  • Urinary and sexual dysfunction

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Open Total Mesorectal Excision

Step by step

Abdominal cavity approach

Skin

Mark

Mark the trocar positions and possible ostomy positions on the skin.

Incise

Incise the skin.

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