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Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy with ventral and posterior indirect rectopexy for rectal prolapse in a female patient

J Leroy, MD, FRCS D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS F Costantino, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2009;09(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2485

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Rectal prolapse is an uncommon disease mainly seen in patients of advanced age. In the last few years, the laparoscopic route has been shown to be feasible and has the advantage of being a minimally invasive technique. The objective of this film is to demonstrate a technique for the repair of rectal prolapse with sigmoidectomy. This is the case of a 72-year-old woman with a previous history of hysterectomy presenting also with dyschezia and moderate incontinence and a grade III rectal prolapse. Defecography showed a prolapse of the upper rectum with an enterocele without any associated rectocele in spite of the hysterectomy.