Anastomosis, Coloanal

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Title: Anastomosis, Coloanal
Description: Three-panel drawing showing rectal cancer surgery with anastomosis; first panel shows area of rectum with cancer, middle panel shows cancer and nearby tissue removed, last panel shows the colon and anus joined.

Resection of the rectum with anastomosis. The rectum and part of the colon are removed, and then the colon and anus are joined.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Cancer Types -- Colorectal Cancer
Treatment -- Surgery
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR415508
Date Created: March 1, 2013
Date Added: August 28, 2008
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com