Retraction of a “Floppy Uterus” Encountered During Minimally Invasive Rectal Resection
A surgeon performing laparoscopic pelvic surgery must have a number of approaches to a uterus that is obstructing visualization or preventing mobilization of the rectum. Techniques to suspend or retract the uterus are readily performed and include direct suspension via a suture placed through the uterus, around the broad ligament, or with the assistance of a fan retractor or an instrument placed through an additional port.
KeywordsUterine suspension Pelvic surgery Laparoscopic rectal resection Retraction Visualization Operative technique
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