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Laparoscopic treatment of rectal prolapse in a female patient

J Leroy, MD, FRCS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2003;03(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en1385e

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This video demonstrates the mesh repair of rectal prolapse using a sling mesh to suspend the rectum and vaginal vault from the sacral promontory. The mesh is covered by the peritoneum. The surgeon in this case adds a sigmoidectomy to the procedure as patient had symptoms of constipation preoperatively and was at risk of worsening after mesh repair. Addition of a resection after insertion of a mesh is controversial as many surgeons may prefer to do one or the other. This video provides a good demonstration of sling repair of rectal prolapse.