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Three-trocar laparoscopic sigmoidectomy with transanal extraction for diverticulitis and endometriosis

J Leroy, MD, FRCS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2010;10(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2933

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The combination of standard laparoscopy and specimen extraction through a natural orifice has the potential to decrease wound-related complications. The objective of this film is to demonstrate a three-trocar sigmoidectomy technique performed without any abdominal incision and with transanal extraction of the sigmoid colon followed by a fully laparoscopic colorectal anastomosis. This procedure was used for benign inflammatory conditions but not for malignant tumoral conditions.