Laparoscopic techniques for the repair of vaginal vault prolapse: determining if less is more.

E. James Wright, Li Ming Su

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Abstract

Repair of vaginal vault prolapse remains a surgical challenge. Abdominal, vaginal, and combined procedures have been described. The ideal operation remains elusive with regard to outcomes, morbidity, and economics. As an extension of the abdominal approach, laparoscopy continues to gain favor as an access method and as a surgical advancement. Recent studies highlight a number of laparoscopic techniques for restoration of apical support that demonstrate feasibility and encouraging results. Further study is necessary to determine if the minimally invasive nature of laparoscopy can duplicate or surpass standard abdominal and vaginal approaches to the repair of pelvic organ prolapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent urology reports
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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