Laparoscopic Sigmoid Resection for Diverticulitis
The video demonstrates a case of a man with sigmoid diverticulitis and colovesical fistula. We show the key steps of a sigmoid resection, including port placement, both lateral-to-medial and medial-to-lateral mobilization, ligation of superior hemorrhoidal vessels, division of upper rectum, mobilization of splenic flexure, extraction of colon, anastomosis, and closure.
- Patient preparation
- Patient position
- Critical steps
- Technical pearls/tips
- Potential areas for injury/complication