International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 145–146 | Cite as

Laparoscopic repair of recurrent lateral enterocele and rectocele

  • Ellen R. SolomonEmail author
  • Tyler M. Muffly
  • Tracy Hull
  • Marie Fidela R. Paraiso
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It is difficult to determine what types of procedures should be attempted in patients who have recurrent prolapse. We present a case of recurrent lateral enterocele and rectocele after the patient had undergone multiple surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse (POP), including a vaginal hysterectomy, bladder-neck suspension, anterior colporrhaphy, site-specific rectocele repair, apical mesh implant, iliococcygeus vault suspension, and transobturator suburethral sling procedure. With recurrence, the patient underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic sacral colpopexy, tension-free vaginal tape transobturator sling insertion, rectocele repair, and perineorrhaphy with cystoscopy. She then presented with defecatory outlet obstruction and constipation and subsequently was treated with a stapled transanal rectal resection. The patient returned with continued defecatory dysfunction and a recurrent lateral enterocele and rectocele. The recurrence was treated laparoscopically using a lightweight polypropylene mesh. The postoperative period was uneventful. Two years later, the patient reported decreased defecatory symptoms and no further symptomatic prolapse.


Enterocele Rectocele Laparoscopy Polydiaxenone mesh 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen R. Solomon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tyler M. Muffly
    • 3
  • Tracy Hull
    • 4
  • Marie Fidela R. Paraiso
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic SurgeryBaystate Medical CenterSpringfieldUSA
  2. 2.Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Desk A-81, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health InstituteCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Anschutz Medical CenterUniversity of ColoradoDenverUSA
  4. 4.Digestive Disease Institute, Division of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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