Low rectal anastomosis following pelvic exenteration

Kenneth D. Hatch

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It is now considered the standard of care to reestablish bowel continence following radical resection of tumors in the pelvis that involve the rectal sigmoid. Initially, this was done with an end-to-end anastomosis and this still is preferred when the anastomosis is above the mid-rectum. When the anastomosis is in the lower rectum a colonic J-pouch is preferred to improve continence. The techniques of these procedures are demonstrated in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalCME Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2003


  • Colonic J-pouch
  • Lower rectal anastomosis
  • Resection of rectal sigmoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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