Preservation of the inferior mesenteric artery in sigmoidectomy for diverticular disease
May 28, 2013
Alberto Patriti (Perugia – Italy) A. Bartoli
Preservation of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) maintains a good blood supply to the rectal stump after left colectomy or sigmoidectomy for benign conditions. The video shows details of robot-assisted medial-to-lateral dissection and preservation of IMA during sigmoidectomy for diverticular disease.