Laparoscopic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse

M. F.R. Paraiso, C. C.G. Chen

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Abstract

There is growing interest in laparoscopic procedures for the correction of pelvic organ prolapse. The goals of prolapse surgery are to correct symptomatic pelvic floor defects and reestablish vaginal support resulting in the maintenance or restoration of normal visceral and sexual function. A thorough understanding of pelvic floor support as well as anterior abdominal wall and intra-abdominal, pelvic, and retropubic anatomy must be ascertained before attempting laparoscopic prolapse procedures. As many of these procedures require advanced laparoscopic skills and experienced surgeons, most of the literatures are comprised of case series by expert surgeons, with many of the studies centered on sacral colpopexies. However, the principles of laparoscopic prolapse surgery are based on open procedures and the only difference in the technique should be related to the route of operation; therefore, the efficacy of laparoscopic prolapse procedures should theoretically be comparable to their open abdominal counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-391
Number of pages11
JournalMinerva ginecologica
Volume58
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Laparoscopy
  • Organ prolapse
  • Pelvis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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