Low anterior resection

Known as anterior resection of the rectum and anterior excision of the rectum or simply anterior resection.

Surgery for rectal cancer and occasionally is performed to remove a diseased or ruptured portion of the intestine.

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

Generally, associated with a better quality of life than abdominoperineal resections (APRs).

Generally the pref2242ed treatment for rectal cancer insofar as this is surgically feasible.

Stapled anastomoses have leak rates of 3-19%.

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