Reference Entry

abdominoperineal resection

Edited by Elizabeth Martin

in Concise Medical Dictionary

Ninth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199687817
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191767302
abdominoperineal resection

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surgical excision of the anal sphincter, rectum, and part of the sigmoid colon due to cancer involving the anal canal or the lower third of the rectum. The remaining length of sigmoid colon is brought through the abdominal wall (...

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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