My ePortfolio Register   

Total Mesorectal Excision

Please rate this video

Please complete at least one question.

  1. The information in this video was of interest to me Disagree Agree
  2. The information in this video is likely to improve my clinical practice or research Disagree Agree
  3. I would recommend this video to my colleagues Disagree Agree
Submit
Thanks for rating
There has been a problem, please refresh and try again.
Published: 19.04.10
Views: 9885
Rating:

Prof Bill Heald OBE - Pelican Cancer Foundation, UK

In response to the debate topic "Partial mesorectal excision is adequate for rectal cancer", Prof Heald explains the procedure for a mesorectal excision procedure and describes how partial mesorectal excision is only appropriate when a tumour is in the upper third of the rectum.

Prof Heald goes on to offer advice on key decisions that must be made by patients contemplating rectal surgery such as whether to opt for preoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy or whether to have an anterior excision in which anal sphincter is preserved and highlights the risk of the surgery affecting sexual function.

Related videos

follow us



Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

Published by

Cancer Intelligence