Local excision of rectal tumors: Specimen orientation

W. Brian Sweeney*

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Transanal local excision is a management option for patients with rectal tumors. An important final step in this operation is specimen orientation. A simple technique is described for specimen preparation, ideally performed by the surgeon in the operating room. This technique is recommended as the concluding step, for it can be as important as the local excision itself in regard to the determination of adequacy of resection and the need for additional treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-205
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Local excision
  • Rectal cancer
  • Surgical technique


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