Foley® catheter-assisted endoscopic treatment of severe anastomotic stenosis following anterior resection of the rectum

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Abstract

Rectal stenosis following low anterior resection is common. Several methods of treatment have been described. We introduce a simple method for the treatment of anastomotic stenosis using a conventional proctoscope and an electric knife with a Foley® catheter as an anvil. Under direct vision, this technique can afford accurate and safe incision of stenosis.

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