Full-thickness rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum invaginates into the anal canal and beyond the anal sphincters. The only definitive treatment for rectal prolapse is surgery. Here, Dr. Brooke Gurland at Stanford University Medical Center presents an Altemeier proctosigmoidectomy on an 80-year-old female with full-thickness rectal prolapse. The redundant rectum is delivered and then excised through a transanal approach, and the proximal colon is sutured to the distal end of the rectum.
Surgical videos are a valuable resource in medical education – they help residents and students prepare for the operating room.
Dr. Scott Brown, the medical editor responsible for the creation of the Otolaryngology Section at JOMI, has published in OTO-Open an article “Development of a Surgical Video Atlas for Resident Education: 3-Year Experience“. In this article, Dr. Brown discusses his journey, selection of cases, filming processes and challenges, and adoption of the content by residents and students. Dr. Brown also discusses how surgical video atlases impact surgical training and the role they will play for ENT and other surgical residencies in the coming years.