International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 761–763 | Cite as

Small bowel volvulus following peritoneal closure using absorbable knotless device during laparoscopic sacral colpopexy

  • Thibault Thubert
  • Guillaume Pourcher
  • Xavier Deffieux
Case Report


As laparoscopic sacral colpopexy is associated with long operation times, barbed suture can be used to reduce the time needed to accomplish peritoneal closure. However, little is known about the adverse events of this new technique. We report on the case of a small bowel volvulus following peritoneal closure using a barbed suture. The patient presented with acute abdominal pain and a bowel obstruction syndrome 1 month after laparoscopic sacral colpopexy.


Barbed suture Knotless suture Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy Peritoneal closure Small bowel obstruction V-lock 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thibault Thubert
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guillaume Pourcher
    • 3
  • Xavier Deffieux
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.AP-HP, Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique et Médecine de la ReproductionHôpital Antoine BéclèreClamartFrance
  2. 2.Faculté de MédecineUniv Paris SudLe Kremlin BicêtreFrance
  3. 3.AP-HP, Service de Chirurgie viscéraleHôpital Antoine BéclèreClamartFrance
  4. 4.Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Médecine de la ReproductionHôpital Antoine BéclèreClamartFrance

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