Laparoscopic colorectal resection for anastomotic stricture following reversal of Hartmann's procedure
Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2010;10(12). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3117
Reversal of Hartmann's procedure is a major undertaking and due to its associated morbidity and mortality, many patients are left with permanent colostomy and many others elect not to have the reversal. The advances in laparoscopy and stapler anastomosis have made the reversal simpler and easier. The objective of this film is to show how to carry out a laparoscopic re-intervention of a stenosis of a colorectal anastomosis performed some months before for the restoration of the colorectal continuity after a laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann’s procedure that was performed to manage a perforated sigmoid diverticulitis.