Join Professor Michael Solomon, Dr Kilian Brown and Dr Jacob Waller from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia, for this special four part series on pelvic exenteration surgery for locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. Learn about these ultra-radical procedures which go beyond the traditional TME planes, that we learn during surgical training, and into all compartments of the pelvis.
Episode 1 provides listeners with an overview of the principles of exenteration surgery and preoperative patient assessment and selection.
Each episode in this series features a different international guest surgeon. In episode 2, the RPA team are joined by Dr Elaine Burns from St Mark’s Hospital, London, UK.
References and further reading:
Burns EM, Quyn A; Lexicon Collaboration of UKPEN and the ACPGBI Advanced Cancer subcommittee. The ‘Pelvic exenteration lexicon’: Creating a common language for complex pelvic cancer surgery. Colorectal Dis. 2023 May;25(5):888-896. doi: 10.1111/codi.16476.
Brown KGM, Solomon MJ. Decision making, treatment planning and technical considerations in patients undergoing surgery for locally recurrent rectal cancer. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2020;31(3):100764
van Kessel CS, Solomon MJ. Understanding the Philosophy, Anatomy, and Surgery of the Extra-TME Plane of Locally Advanced and Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer; Single Institution Experience with International Benchmarking. Cancers. 2022 Oct 15;14(20):5058. doi: 10.3390/cancers14205058
PelvEx Collaborative. Contemporary Management of Locally Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer: Views from the PelvEx Collaborative. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Feb 24;14(5):1161. doi: 10.3390/cancers14051161
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