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Fertil Steril. 1992 May;57(5):1129-32.

Laparoscopic proctectomy for infiltrating endometriosis of the rectum.

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Center for Special Pelvic Surgery, Fertility and Endoscopy Center, Atlanta, Georgia.


Proctectomy for deep endometriosis of the rectal wall was performed without laparotomy. Although laparoscopic pelvic surgery and transperineal proctectomy with primary double-stapled anastomosis are established procedures in gynecological and gastrointestinal surgery, this is the first reported case in which these procedures are combined to mobilize the rectum and perform an extracorporeal transanal rectal resection and anastomosis.

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