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Lower anterior resection

Lower anterior resection
Intervention

A lower anterior resection, formally known as anterior resection of the rectum and anterior excision of the rectum or simply anterior resection (less precise), is a common surgery for rectal cancer and occasionally is performed to remove a diseased or ruptured portion of the intestine in cases of diverticulitis. It is commonly abbreviated as LAR.

LARs are for cancer in the proximal (upper) two-thirds of the rectum which lends itself well to resection while leaving the rectal sphincter intact.[1]

Relation to abdominoperineal resection

LARs, generally, give a better quality of life than abdominoperineal resections (APRs).[2][3] Thus, LARs are generally the preferred treatment for rectal cancer insofar as this is surgically feasible.

References

  1. ^ "Detailed Guide: Colon and Rectum Cancer". American Cancer Society. Retrieved February 5, 2008. 
  2. ^ McLeod RS (2001). "Comparison of quality of life in patients undergoing abdominoperineal extirpation or anterior resection for rectal cancer". Ann. Surg. 233 (2): 157–8.  
  3. ^ Grumann MM, Noack EM, Hoffmann IA, Schlag PM (2001). "Comparison of quality of life in patients undergoing abdominoperineal extirpation or anterior resection for rectal cancer". Ann. Surg. 233 (2): 149–56.  

External links

  • Video of a low anterior resection at Websurg
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