A new laparoscopic procedure for the correction of vaginal vault prolapse

Luigi Fedele, Salvatore Garsia, Stefano Bianchi, Alessandro Albiero, Milena Dorta

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Abstract

Purpose: We verified the feasibility and results of a new laparoscopic technique for repairing vaginal vault prolapse. Materials and Methods: Laparoscopic repair of vaginal vault prolapse was done in 12 women 46 to 82 years old. Stage 1 consisted of culdoplasty similar to that of Moschowitz. Stage 2 included a transverse incision of the peritoneum covering the vaginal vault to expose the vaginal fascia. Two sutures were then fixed to the vaginal corners, passed through the subperitoneal connective tissue and attached to the fascia of the abdominal muscles with multiple stitches. Results: No intraoperative or postoperative complications occurred and anatomical repair was complete in all women. Followup ranged from 9 to 28 months. Sexual function was recovered in all cases. Conclusions: If these results are confirmed in larger series with a longer followup, our laparoscopic approach would be considered a valid alternative to current surgical techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1182
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume159
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998

Keywords

  • Laparoscopy
  • Prolapse
  • Vagina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Fedele, L., Garsia, S., Bianchi, S., Albiero, A., & Dorta, M. (1998). A new laparoscopic procedure for the correction of vaginal vault prolapse. Journal of Urology, 159(4), 1179-1182. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5347(01)63547-X