Reissman Petachia M.D.; Weiss, Eric M.D.; Teoh, Tiong-Ann M.D.; Cohen, Stephen M. M.D.; Wexner, Steven D. M.D.Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy: June 1995 Brief Clinical Report: PDF Only Abstract Summary: One of the important surgical principles in perineal rectosigmoidectomy (Altemeier's procedure) for full-thickness rectal prolapse is to ensure the complete resection of the redundant rectosigmoid colon to avoid recurrence of the prolapse. We present a new technique of laparoscopic assistance during this procedure, which helps achieve maximal mobilization and resection of the prolapsed portion. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.