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Surg Technol Int. 2008;17:181-6.

Use of circular stapler for laparoscopic excision of rectosigmoid anterior wall endometriosis.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Londrina State University, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil.


The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic rectosigmoid anterior wall discoid resection for endometriosis using the circular stapler. A retrospective analysis was conducted of nine consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic radical excision of pelvic endometriosis, including bowel anterior wall discoid excision, at the Fertility and Pelvic Surgery Clinic and private hospitals in São Paulo, Brazil. The selected intervention was a radical laparoscopic endometriosis resection, including rectosigmoid anterior wall excision with the circular stapler. For certain types of bowel endometriosis, the anterior wall discoid stapler excision proved a suitable option that diminishes the chances of serious complications such as bowel fistula or anastomosis dehiscence.

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