Minimally invasive surgery in the management of rectal cancer

Vitaliy Poylin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Advances in minimally invasive colon surgery, shown to be safe and effective, facilitated its rapid spread throughout the world. Minimally invasive rectal surgery however, has been much slower to take hold due to technical difficulty and concerns for oncologic outcomes. To date, there has been enough data accumulated to show that its similarly safe in skilled hands and leads to better patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-386
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014


  • Colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally invasive
  • Rectal neoplasms
  • Surgical procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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