Laparoscopically assisted anterior resection for rectal prolapse.

  title={Laparoscopically assisted anterior resection for rectal prolapse.},
  author={Garth H. Ballantyne},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy & endoscopy},
  volume={2 3},
We report for the first time the treatment of rectal prolapse by laparoscopically assisted anterior resection. A 52-year-old woman, institutionalized for the last 10 years after diffuse cerebral injury secondary to toxic shock syndrome, developed rectal prolapse. A long life span is anticipated for this otherwise healthy middle-aged woman. Anterior… CONTINUE READING