A Pilot Study of Laparoscopy-Assisted Transanal Endoscopy Rectosigmoid Resection for Rectal Cancer
Subjects will have their rectal cancer removed using a technique combining surgery through
the anus and standard laparoscopy. At the end of the procedure, the rectum will be removed
though the anus, the bowel will be re-connected to the anus, and a temporary diverting stoma
will be created, which is standard of care following surgery for this type of cancer.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Adequacy of the total mesorectal excision based on standard guidelines on pathologic evaluation of TME specimens.
Patricia Sylla, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
United States: Institutional Review Board
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