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low anterior resection

[low an-teer-ee-yer re-sek-shun] a surgical approach used for some cancers in the upper third of the rectum, close to where it connects to the colon. The incision (cut) is made through the abdomen (belly) only, and the cancer is removed along with a margin (edge) of normal tissue, lymph nodes, and fatty and fibrous tissue around the rectum. The colon is re-attached to the part of the rectum that is left so that a colostomy is not needed. See also colo-anal anastomosis, colon, colostomy, lymph node, rectum, surgical margin.

Surgery for colorectal cancer

... is more involved than a low anterior resection. It can be used to treat some
stage I cancers and many stage II or III rectal cancers in the lower third of ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-treating-surgery

Treatment by stage of rectal cancer

... Either a low anterior resection (LAR), proctectomy with colo-anal anastomosis,
or an abdominoperineal resection (APR) may be done, depending ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-treating-by-stage-rectum

Surgery for colorectal cancer

... go by different names, such as colectomy (kuh-lek-tuh-me), segmental resection
(seg-men-tuhl re-sek-shun), low anterior resection (low an-teer-ee ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/overviewguide/colorectal-cancer-overview-treating-surgery

Cancer Glossary

... low anterior resection Search [low an-teer-ee-yer re-sek ... low-dose rate
brachytherapy Search [brake-ee-THER-uh ... lower GI series Search. a series ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=l

Surgery for gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors | American ...

... Low anterior resection: This operation can be used for ... Abdominoperineal
(AP) resection: This surgery is done ... invasive cancers in the lower part of ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gastrointestinalcarcinoidtumor/detailedguide/gastrointestinal-carcinoid-tumors-treating-surgery

Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures

... 50-64 and especially lower among individuals ... Hispanic African Americans,
the lowest rate of ... is usually either low anterior resection or abdomino ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2005cr4pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Treatment of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors by stage ...

... This operation is a low anterior resection if the carcinoid is in the upper part
of the rectum. If the lower part is involved, abdominoperineal (AP ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gastrointestinalcarcinoidtumor/detailedguide/gastrointestinal-carcinoid-tumors-treating-by-stage

Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2008-2010

... Minimal bowel preparation lower one-third ... Low cost for cancer • May produce
false-positive ... more effective when combined with Lowest a flexible ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/acsq-013673.pdf

American Cancer Society recommendations for colorectal ...

... usually painful, can detect masses in the anal canal or lower rectum. ... After low
anterior resection for rectal cancer, exams of the rectum may be done ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-detection-recommendations

Colorectal Cancer

... is more involved than a low anterior resection. It can be used to treat some
stage I cancers and many stage II or III rectal cancers in the lower third of ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003096-pdf.pdf