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Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis

J Leroy, MD, FRCS J Milsom, MD, FACS J Okuda, MD, PhD


The description of the laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of sigmoid diverticulitis. Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: exploration, exposure, vascular approach, vascular division, posterior medial dissection, resection of mesorectum, lateral mobilization, division of sigmoid colon, mobilization principles, lateral mobilization, medial mobilization, extraction, preparation of anastomosis, anastomosis. Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.

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  • 2001-06-01
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