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Transanal Excision

Transanal excision is a treatment for rectal cancer whereby tumors are removed using instruments inserted through the anus.

  • local or general anesthesia may be used
  • involves removal of tumors as well as a small amount of surrounding tissue
  • procedure and sphincter, allowing for better quality of life following surgerye preserves the anu
  • most patients will require chemotherapy or radiation treatment following surgery