Three-trocar laparoscopic sigmoidectomy with transanal extraction for diverticulitis and endometriosis
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2010;10(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2933
The combination of standard laparoscopy and specimen extraction through a natural orifice has the potential to decrease wound-related complications. The objective of this film is to demonstrate a three-trocar sigmoidectomy technique performed without any abdominal incision and with transanal extraction of the sigmoid colon followed by a fully laparoscopic colorectal anastomosis. This procedure was used for benign inflammatory conditions but not for malignant tumoral conditions.