Modified cervicopexy: a novel, less-invasive technique for Stages III and IV uterine prolapse.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To evaluate modified anterior abdominal wall cervicopexy (AWC) as a less invasive (via 3-cm minilaparotomy) and more augmented (via securing posterior vaginal wall to uterosacral ligaments) technique. METHODS Case series of 30 women with Stages III and IV apical uterine prolapse assessed by the pelvic organ prolapse quantification system. RESULTS The modified AWC procedure was performed successfully for 17 cases with Stage III uterovaginal prolapse and 13 cases with Stage IV uterovaginal prolapse. The procedure was conducted safely with no operative or postoperative complications, apart from two cases with postoperative urinary retention. Operative time ranged from 45 to 70min. Follow-up was available for 1-3 years. Overall, 27 cases were satisfied with the procedure, and three cases developed recurrence after caesarean section due to cutting the supporting sutures. CONCLUSIONS The modified AWC procedure is less invasive, simple and effective for Stages III and IV uterine prolapse.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.10.014

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@article{Elsaman2014ModifiedCA, title={Modified cervicopexy: a novel, less-invasive technique for Stages III and IV uterine prolapse.}, author={Ali Mahmoud Mohamad Mostafa Elsaman and Hosam T Salem and Magdy A Amin and Ahmed N Fetih and Essam-Edin R Othman and Kamal M. Zahran}, journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology}, year={2014}, volume={183}, pages={159-63} }