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Webcast in Rectal Cancer Surgery


Prof. Dr. Albert Wolthuis
Colorectal surgeon
Department of Abdominal Surgery
UZ Leuven, Belgium


Dr. Isacco Montroni
Colorectal surgeon
Department of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Ospedale per gli Infermi, Faenza, Italy


− History of rectal cancer multidisciplinary management
− How and when to mobilize the splenic flexure & inferior mesenteric vein ligation: where and why
− The beginning of the TME, dissection of the superior hypogastric plexus and ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery (w/wo LC preservation)
− “Many ways to skin a cat”: Overview of different approaches to TME


PRE-RECORDED CASES with live discussion
− TME dissection: laparoscopy and taTME
− 7 times at risk to perform a nerve-sparing TME
− How to perform an anastomosis that will actually work, incorporating fluorescence guidance in rectal cancer surgery
− Videos on how to manage complications

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