Retraction of a “Floppy Uterus” Encountered During Minimally Invasive Rectal Resection

  • Howard M. RossEmail author
  • Meredith Gunder


A surgeon performing laparoscopic pelvic surgery must have a number of approaches to a uterus that is obstructing visualization or preventing mobilization of the rectum. Techniques to suspend or retract the uterus are readily performed and include direct suspension via a suture placed through the uterus, around the broad ligament, or with the assistance of a fan retractor or an instrument placed through an additional port.


Uterine suspension Pelvic surgery Laparoscopic rectal resection Retraction Visualization Operative technique 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and the Temple University Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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