Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 211–212

Laparoscopic suture rectopexy


  • Wilhelm Graf
    • Department of SurgeryAkademiska Sjukhuset
  • Tryggvi Stefánsson
    • Department of SurgeryAkademiska Sjukhuset
  • Dag Arvidsson
    • Department of SurgeryAkademiska Sjukhuset
  • Lars Påhlman
    • Department of SurgeryAkademiska Sjukhuset
Technical Notes

DOI: 10.1007/BF02052454

Cite this article as:
Graf, W., Stefánsson, T., Arvidsson, D. et al. Dis Colon Rectum (1995) 38: 211. doi:10.1007/BF02052454


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.

Key words

Rectal prolapse Surgical technique Laparoscopy

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© American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1995