Rectum cancer: Microsurgery comes to the help of patients
Detected with early carcinoma of the rectum -the storage area that holds the stools until they are passed -76-year-old Malini (name changed) from Karunagappally was prone to bleeding.

Though she was advised traditional abdominoperineal resection, whereby the whole rectum and anal canal would be removed and a per manent stoma -an artificial opening to the bowel to which a bag is attached -would be created, there was a catch.

With a compromised cardiac function (a heart attack suffered a year back) and diabetics, she was a high risk patient....