Laparoscopic anterior resection for locally advanced sigmoid cancer with 'en bloc' excision of bladder cuff
Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2016;16(09). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4769
We present an operative video of a 61-year-old Chinese gentleman with locally advanced sigmoid carcinoma. Preoperative histology from endoscopy revealed an adenocarcinoma. The patient underwent laparoscopic anterior resection. Intraoperatively, the sigmoid tumor was adherent to the bladder with surrounding inflammation and edema. The colectomy had to be performed with an ‘en bloc’ excision of a bladder cuff. The bladder defect was repaired laparoscopically in two layers. Operative time was 4 hours 15 minutes and total blood loss was less than 100mL. The patient was discharged in good health conditions, four days after the operation with an outpatient cystogram performed before subsequent successful removal of the indwelling catheter. Final histology was pT4bN0 (0/31 lymph nodes) with clear margins. This case demonstrates that laparoscopic colectomy with ‘en bloc’ bladder cuff excision and subsequent laparoscopic repair of bladder defect are both feasible and safe.