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Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2013 Feb;23(1):e22-3. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e318265a2db.

Total laparoscopic posterior pelvic exenteration: a case report of low anterior resection with en bloc partial vaginectomy with sphincter preservation and handsewn coloanal anastomosis for locoregionally advanced carcinoma of rectum invading female genital tract.

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  • 1Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India.


Posterior pelvic exenteration (PPE) has been used as modality of treatment for recurrent or primary cancer of rectum that has invaded into the female genital tract. We report a case of PPE performed for locoregionally advanced carcinoma of rectum invading the uterus; which was performed in a totally laparoscopic manner. The handsewn coloanal anastomosis was performed transrectally thus obviating the need for even a minilaparotomy for abdominal access for specimen retrieval or anastomotic stapler application. This is a first reported case in the literature where a total laparoscopic PPE was performed with successful outcome and oncological adequacy and safety.

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