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View in Spanish: Reconstrucción del recto

Rectal reconstruction (REK-tul REE-kun-STRUK-shun)
Surgery to rebuild the rectum (the last several inches of the large intestine before the anus) using a section of the colon. This may be done when the rectum has been removed to treat cancer or other diseases.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.