Apical Suspension at the Time of Hysterectomy for Uterovaginal Prolapse: A Comparative Analysis of 2001 and 2011.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES The primary aim of this study was to compare the proportion of concomitant apical procedures in women undergoing hysterectomy for uterovaginal prolapse in 2001 and 2011. The secondary aim was to identify factors associated with receiving concomitant apical procedures in 2001 and 2011. METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample database was queried for women with a primary diagnosis of uterovaginal prolapse who underwent hysterectomy in 2001 and 2011. The study cohort was analyzed for demographics, clinical factors, and concomitant procedures. Factors potentially associated with receiving concomitant apical procedure were evaluated using univariable analysis and multivariate logistic regression. RESULTS A total of 14,647 women were identified (5867 in 2001 and 8780 in 2011). In 2001, 26.9% women received a concomitant apical procedure, and this proportion increased to 48.2% in 2011 (odds ratio, 2.53; 95% confidence interval, 2.36-2.72; P < 0.0001). In 2001, the mean (SD) age was 53.8 (14.1) years compared with 56.8 (13.3) years in 2011. Although vaginal hysterectomy was most common in both years, a concomitant apical procedure was more likely to be performed with abdominal hysterectomy (P < 0.001). On multivariate analysis, age older than 50 years (P = 0.0001), abdominal route of hysterectomy (P < 0.0001), and undergoing hysterectomy at an academic teaching hospital (P < 0.0001) were independently associated with concomitant apical procedures in both 2001 and 2011. CONCLUSIONS Although the proportion of concomitant apical repair was higher in 2011 compared with 2001, it is still low given the existing data demonstrating the importance of a concomitant apical procedure at the time of hysterectomy for uterovaginal prolapse.

DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000199

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@article{Hudson2015ApicalSA, title={Apical Suspension at the Time of Hysterectomy for Uterovaginal Prolapse: A Comparative Analysis of 2001 and 2011.}, author={Catherine O. Hudson and Deborah R. Karp and Tammy L. Loucks and Gina M. Northington}, journal={Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery}, year={2015}, volume={21 6}, pages={343-7} }