Vol 85, No 2 (2014)

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Early postoperative complications of transvaginal access in minimally invasive sigmoid colon procedures

Andrzej L. Komorowski, Francisco Alba Mesa, Antonio Amaya Cortijo, Jose Manuel Romero Fernandez, Miguel Angel Sanchez Hurtado, Francisco Miguel Sanchez Magrallo
DOI: 10.17772/gp/1701
Ginekol Pol 2014;85(2).


Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate early (the first 30 days) postoperative complications after transvaginal resection of the sigmoid colon. Material and Methods: A total of 23 laparoscopy-assisted transvaginal resections of the sigmoid colon and 1 NOTES transvaginal sigmoid resection were performed in the course of 3 years. Postoperative complications were recorded in a prospective manner. Results: In the group of 24 patients operated on using the transvaginal approach, 6 (25%) complications were recorded, including 3 urinary tract infections, 2 vaginal bleedings, and 1 abdominal trocar site hernia. Conclusion: Early postoperative complication rate after transvaginal resection of the sigmoid colon is relatively low and the clinical complications are not severe.

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