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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

straight colorectal anastomosis  listen  (strayt KOH-loh-REK-tul uh-NAS-toh-MOH-sis)

  A surgical procedure in which the colon is attached directly to the remainder of the rectum after most of it has been removed during surgery for rectal cancer. This procedure is different from the J-pouch colorectal anastomosis because a pouch to store stool is not made from the colon before it is attached to the rectum.