World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Laparoscopic Ventral Sacro-Rectopexy in a Transgender Woman

Hernández AM*, Guinot JN, Hilario EA, Gerez JG and Laguna Sastre JM

Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University General Hospital, Castellon, Spain

*Correspondance to: Andreu Martínez Hernández 

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Rectal prolapse is a debilitating condition that often results in impaired quality of life. Posterior compartment defects including rectal prolapse and rectal intussusception are often associated with middle and anterior compartment prolapse and require a multicompartment approach to treatment. The surgical management of patients with full-thickness rectal prolapse continues to remain a challenge in the laparoscopic era. Recently, ventral rectopexy, has emerged as a safe and effective method of treatment for rectal prolapse. In this article, we aim to review the etiology of rectal prolapse and intussusception, describe the indications and workup for surgery, discuss technical aspects of ventral rectopexy, describing a case report attended in our hospital.


Rectal prolapse; Ventral rectopexy; Crohn's disease


Hernández AM, Guinot JN, Hilario EA, Gerez JG, Laguna Sastre JM. Laparoscopic Ventral Sacro-Rectopexy in a Transgender Woman. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2022; 5: 1415..

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