Laparoscopic resection of retrorectal tumors: a feasibility study in 12 consecutive patients

@article{Duclos2013LaparoscopicRO,
  title={Laparoscopic resection of retrorectal tumors: a feasibility study in 12 consecutive patients},
  author={Julie Duclos and Leon J Maggiori and Magaly Zappa and Marianne Ferron and Yves Panis},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={1223-1229}
}
Surgical approaches for retrorectal tumors (RRT) are either abdominal, dorsal trans-sacrococcygeal, or perineal. Very few cases have been reported so far concerning a laparoscopic approach. The aim of this study was to assess the results of laparoscopy for the treatment of RRT. All patients who underwent laparoscopy for RRT between 2003 and 2012 were reviewed. Data included patient and tumor characteristics, surgical morbidity, and mortality. A total of 12 consecutive women with a median age of… CONTINUE READING
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