An update on the laparoscopic approach to urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive procedures.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review the evidence behind laparoscopic pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence repair. RECENT FINDINGS A review of the recent literature continues to support the use of laparoscopy for colposuspension and sacral colpopexy as a viable alternative for open surgery. Polypropylene mid-urethral slings are comparable, if not better than laparoscopic Burch, though most data are short-term. The literature regarding other laparoscopic prolapse procedures, such as uterosacral ligament suspension, paravaginal defect repair, and rectocele repair is sparse. SUMMARY Short-term studies support the use of laparoscopy in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. However, longer term studies are needed to confirm these findings.

DOI: 10.1097/GCO.0b013e32830fe3a3

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@article{Diwadkar2008AnUO, title={An update on the laparoscopic approach to urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive procedures.}, author={Gouri B. Diwadkar and Chi Chiung Grace Chen and Marie Fidela R. Paraiso}, journal={Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology}, year={2008}, volume={20 5}, pages={496-500} }