Laparoscopic treatment of rectal prolapse in a female patient
Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2003;03(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en1385e
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.