Combined perineal and endorectal repair of rectocele by circular stapler: a novel surgical technique.

@article{Altomare2002CombinedPA,
  title={Combined perineal and endorectal repair of rectocele by circular stapler: a novel surgical technique.},
  author={D F Altomare and Marcella Rinaldi and Antonella Veglia and Maria Petrolino and Michele De Fazio and Pierluca L Sallustio},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2002},
  volume={45 11},
  pages={1549-52}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to present a new technique for treatment of disabling rectocele when associated with internal mucosal prolapse or hemorrhoids using a 33-mm circular stapler. METHODS Eight female patients complaining of obstructed defecation because of distention rectocele associated with internal mucosal prolapse or hemorrhoids and perineal descent entered the study. The rectovaginal septum was opened by diathermy up to the end of the rectal wall weakness. The perineal wound… CONTINUE READING

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