Armando Rosales, MD, Morris Sasson, MD, Giovanna Da Silva, MD, Steven D Wexner, MD, PhD (Hon), FACS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed). Cleveland Clinic Florida
The use of circular stapling devices is now widespread in colorectal surgery and has become standard practice. Stapler malfunction and technical errors are a known and feared complication. We present the case of a 53 year old female with colonic inertia who underwent a laparoscopic subtotal colectomy with ileosigmoid anastomosis and circular stapler malfunction with retention of the anvil, which was retrieved with flexible sigmoidoscopy.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 87077
Program Number: V022
Presentation Session: Colorectal 1 Session
Presentation Type: Video