Laparoscopic suture rectopexy
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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.
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