Laparoscopic repair of enterocele

Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Salvatore Micali, Robert G. Moore, Louis R. Kavoussi

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The repair of an enterocele has classically been via a transvaginal or open abdominal route. With the availability of minimally invasive procedures, we applied established laparoscopic techniques to enterocele repair. Three women with a history of hysterectomy had a symptomatic enterocele as well as a cystocele or rectocele. Each underwent a transperitoneal laparoscopic enterocele repair prior to a transvaginal rectocele or cystocele repair or laparoscopic colposuspension. Using three trocars and transvaginal digital manipulation, the enterocele was reduced and repaired utilizing a modified Moschocowitz technique. The cul-de-sac was obliterated by approximating the posterior vaginal fascia to the anterior wall of the rectum with a running suture. There was no operative morbidity. The average length of stay was 3.3 days. All patients were asymptomatic with no enterocele recurrence identified during a mean follow-up of 10.5 (range 7-15) months. Laparoscopic enterocele repair is a feasible surgical procedure with minimal morbidity. A larger series with longer follow-up is necessary before the efficacy and proper indications for this minimally invasive procedure are determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endourology
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996

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Hernia
Rectocele
Cystocele
Morbidity
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Fascia
Hysterectomy
Rectum
Surgical Instruments
Sutures
Length of Stay
Recurrence

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Cadeddu, J. A., Micali, S., Moore, R. G., & Kavoussi, L. R. (1996). Laparoscopic repair of enterocele. Journal of Endourology, 10(4), 367-369.

Laparoscopic repair of enterocele. / Cadeddu, Jeffrey A; Micali, Salvatore; Moore, Robert G.; Kavoussi, Louis R.

In: Journal of Endourology, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1996, p. 367-369.

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Cadeddu, JA, Micali, S, Moore, RG & Kavoussi, LR 1996, 'Laparoscopic repair of enterocele', Journal of Endourology, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 367-369.
Cadeddu JA, Micali S, Moore RG, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic repair of enterocele. Journal of Endourology. 1996;10(4):367-369.
Cadeddu, Jeffrey A ; Micali, Salvatore ; Moore, Robert G. ; Kavoussi, Louis R. / Laparoscopic repair of enterocele. In: Journal of Endourology. 1996 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 367-369.
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