Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Prolapse (Rectopexy)
What is Rectal Prolapse?
Rectal prolapse occurs when part (Partial Thickness) or all (Full thickness) of the wall of the rectum slides out of place.
What are the symptoms of Rectal Prolapse?
Risk factors for adults include:
- Straining during bowel movements because of constipation.
- Tissue damage caused by surgery or childbirth.
- Weakness of pelvic floor muscles that occurs naturally with age.
What are laparoscopic abdominal surgical options for Rectal prolapse?
Laparoscopic Rectopexy includes fixation of prolapsed rectum to pelvic wall with mesh.
In advanced cases resection of part of rectum may be reuired.