Laparoscopic suture rectopexy.


PURPOSE This article describes a technique for laparoscopic suture rectopexy and assesses the postoperative results. METHODS The rectum was fixed to the presacral fascia with five to six sutures. The procedure was performed using a laparoscope in four patients. RESULTS There were no postoperative complications. In one patient a large enterocele was observed during the operation. This patient developed a recurrence about one month postoperatively. CONCLUSION Laparoscopic suture rectopexy might be an alternative to open rectopexy for patients with isolated rectal prolapse.


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@article{Graf1995LaparoscopicSR, title={Laparoscopic suture rectopexy.}, author={Wilhelm Graf and Tryggvi Stef{\'a}nsson and Dan Arvidsson and Lars A P{\aa}hlman}, journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum}, year={1995}, volume={38 2}, pages={211-2} }