Laparoscopic excision of neurogenic retrorectal tumors

Tatsuya Manabe, Ryo Koba, Kinuko Nagayoshi, Yoshihiko Sadakari, Hayato Fujita, Shuntaro Nagai, Takashi Ueki, Eishi Nagai, Masafumi Nakamura

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Abstract

Retrorectal tumors (RT) are uncommon and usually managed by open surgical excision. Laparoscopic excision for RT has been reported in only a small number of papers. We aimed to assess the laparoscopic approach for RT and to discuss the factors that made this procedure difficult. We performed laparoscopic excision using a five-trocar technique for neurogenic RT in three patients. Tumors were successfully excised laparoscopically in two patients. However, the third patient required open conversion because the tumor was strongly adhered to the sacrum and could not be mobilized by dissection, resulting in poor visualization of the dissected site. Laparoscopic excision for RT provides excellent intraoperative visualization and good cosmesis in selected patients, but firm adherence to the sacrum may cause difficulty with this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalAsian journal of endoscopic surgery
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

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