Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis: a standard case
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2004;04(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en1376e
This video demonstrates principles of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for benign disease with preservation of superior rectal artery. In this case, the patient had several episodes of diverticulitis and the surgeon only resected the affected sigmoid colon after mobilization of the splenic flexure. The preservation of the superior rectal artery will ensure nerve preservation and is believed to reduce the possibility of anastomotic ischemia causing leaks or stenosis.