Glossary Term:


local transanal resection


<b>lo</b>-kul tranz-<b>a</b>-nuhl re-<b>sek</b>-shun


rectal cancer surgery that is done with instruments put in through the anus, without cutting the abdomen (belly). It can be used to cut through all layers of the rectum to remove invasive cancers as well as some normal rectal tissue. Compare to low anterior resection. See also anus, invasive cancer, rectum.