Deep endometriosis excision with ureteral anastomosis followed by segmental rectosigmoid resection, transvaginal specimen extraction, and a transanal colorectal anastomosis
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2012;12(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3562
We present the case of a 29-year-old nulligest woman. Four years ago, she had a previous surgery with a rectovaginal nodule removed both by laparoscopy and vaginal approach. She has complained of dyspareunia (8/10), dysmenorrhea (8/10), dyschezia (8/10) and infertility over the last 2 years, but she also suffers from bladder dysfunction requiring urinary self-catheterization during her menstrual periods. The laparoscopic exploration revealed a big fibrotic nodule located in the right pelvic sidewall involving the right ureter and the rectum. Right ureter resection and anastomosis were performed. Segmental rectosigmoid resection was followed by transvaginal specimen extraction and a transanal colorectal anastomosis. The intracorporeal laparoscopic technique allows for a limited bowel devascularization and for an appropriate anastomosis with no need for extra abdominal incisions. No complications were noted and the patient had a good clinical evolution.