Laparoscopic Segmental Resection for Infiltrating Endometriosis of the Rectosigmoid Colon: A Preliminary ReportNezhat Farr M.D.;; Nezhat, Camran M.D.; ; Pennington, Earl M.D.; ; Ambroze, Wayne Jr. M.D.; Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques: September 1992 Editorial: PDF Only Abstract Summary The following is a description of the first series of laparoscopic partial proctectomies performed without a separate surgical incision. Sixteen women were treated for extensive endometriosis invading the rectal wall. This original series of patients tolerated the procedure well, with no major intraoperative or postoperative complications noted. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.