During local transanal resection, a small stage
rectal tumor and some surrounding tissue is cut out. This procedure does not
require a pelvic or abdominal incision. If the tumor is located further up the
anal canal, a colonoscope may be used to perform the procedure.
Treated with Local Transanal Resection:
Local transanal resection is performed in cases of
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
local transanal resection. Surgical alternatives to the procedure include
pelvic exenteration, abdominoperineal resection and low anterior resection.
with Local Transanal Resection:
Local transanal resection is performed with local
Complications from Local Transanal Resection:
Possible risks following local transanal resection
include swelling, infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the
anesthesia. It is also possible for the cancer to return.
after Local Transanal Resection:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
local transanal resection is very good.
from Local Transanal Resection:
Total recovery from local transanal resection takes
three to five days.