In the surgical treatment of pelvis floor disorders (rectal prolapse, outlet obstruction, sigmoidocele or combined disorders of the pelvic floor) the advantages of the laparoscopic access are especially relevant in the early postoperative period. Concerning the surgical and functional results after treatment of rectal prolapse, laparoscopically assisted rectopexy (with or without resection of the sigmoid colon, with or without mesh) is at least equal to open surgery. In this study we analyzed patients (n = 107, male 4, female 103) who underwent laparoscopically assisted rectopexy. 88.2% of the patients suffering from obstruction and 87.9% of the patients with constipation reported a significant decrease of preoperative symptoms. Furthermore 62.4% (60.6%) of the patients were free of symptoms.
|Translated title of the contribution||Laparoscopic resection rectopexy - Indication, technique and long-term results|
|Journal||Chirurgische Gastroenterologie Interdisziplinar|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 09.2007|
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)