The Selective Use Of Splenic Flexure Mobilization Is Safe In Both Laparoscopic And Open Anterior Resections

Colorectal Disease, 05/07/2012

The results show no disadvantage in short–term clinical or oncological outcomes when Splenic flexure mobilization (SFM) was avoided. Laparoscopic anterior resections with SFM take longer. A selective approach to SFM is safe during anterior resection (open or laparoscopic), including mid–low rectal cancers.

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