Low ligation of inferior mesenteric artery in laparoscopic anterior resection for rectal cancer reduces genitourinary dysfunction. Results from a randomized controlled trial (HIGHLOW Trial). Ann Surg 2019; 269: 1018-1024.

Published: 2nd September 2019

Authors: Mari G, Crippa J, Cocozza E, Berselli M, Livraghi L, Carzaniga P et al.

Conclusion

There were no differences in perioperative outcomes and initial oncological outcomes in this study that included 214 patients. Patients who had low mesenteric ligation had improved quality of life after 9 months, better continence and fewer obstructive urological symptoms.

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