Surgical management of rectal prolapse: in the era of laparoscopic surgery
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.