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Bilateral transvaginal sacrospinous colpopexy: preliminary experience.
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PMID:  9423735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to determine how often a transvaginal sacrospinous colpopexy procedure can be done bilaterally. STUDY DESIGN: Between August 1993 and July 1996, 66 patients were prospectively evaluated for uterine prolapse (19 patients) and posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse (47 patients). Twenty-six patients (25 with posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse) underwent an abdominal sacral colpopexy. The remaining 40 patients (18 with uterine prolapse, 22 with posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse) were preoperatively and intraoperatively assessed for a bilateral sacrospinous colpopexy. All patients with uterine prolapse underwent hysterectomy. RESULTS: In 10 of the 18 (56%) patients with uterine prolapse and in 16 of the 22 (73%) patients with posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse, bilateral suspension to the sacrospinous ligament was carried out. Follow-up has ranged from 6 to 40 months, and no recurrent vaginal cuff prolapses have been detected in any patients. In 3 patients, however, all in the bilateral fixation categories, distention cystoceles have developed; one patient has undergone a successful anterior colporrhaphy. CONCLUSIONS: The bilateral suspension is different from the unilateral suspension in that the former requires significant intraoperative judgment in its feasibility and in maintaining the width of the vaginal cuff to allow a bilateral suspension without tension. A bilateral fixation appears more attainable in a patient with posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse than in one with uterine prolapse.
J F Pohl; J L Frattarelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  177     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-26     Completed Date:  1998-01-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1356-61; discussion 1361-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 20307-5001, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Hysterectomy / adverse effects
Medical Illustration
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Suture Techniques*
Treatment Outcome
Uterine Prolapse / etiology,  surgery*

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