P Senthilnathan, MS, FMAS, DNB, C Palanivelu, MS, FACS, FRCSEd, DSc, S Rajapandian, MSFRCS, FMAS, R Parthasarathi, MS, FMAS, P Praveen Raj, MS, FMAS, Senthil Ganapathy, MS, R Sathiyamurthy, MS. GEM Hospital & Research Centre
Conventionally high rectovaginal fistulas(RVF) are repaired by open surgery through abdominal approach. Laparoscopic approach is rarely performed and is technically challenging owing to the complex and narrow anatomy of pelvis. Our technique is to perform adhesiolysis followed by delineation and excision of the fistula tract. The defect is closed with intracorporeal sutures with omentoplasty. Our demonstration shows that laparoscopic approach is feasible and safe.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 79490
Program Number: V145
Presentation Session: Colorectal Video Session
Presentation Type: Video