Article Abstract

The advantage of intracorporeal techniques

Authors: Matthew T. Brady

Abstract

Laparoscopic intracorporeal anastomotic techniques can confer benefits to patients undergoing laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery. Despite the widespread use of minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery, laparoscopic intracorporeal anastomosis is rarely employed. Intracorporeal anastomotic construction mirrors extracorporeal techniques but requires experience with advanced laparoscopic skills, including intracorporeal stapling and suturing.