Techniques in Coloproctology vol:16 issue:2 pages:161-165
Laparoscopic rectal sleeve resection is challenging and technically demanding. Exposure and mobilization of the most distal part of the rectum can be especially hazardous. We propose the use of a single port access device, placed in the anal canal after incision of the sleeve at the appropriate level, to facilitate dissection without sphincter damage. The case of a 51-year-old woman suffering from a recurrent supralevator abscess is presented to illustrate the technique.