Journal article

Laparoscopic suture hysteropexy for uterine prolapse

CF Maher, MP Carey, CJ Murray

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2001

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Vaginal hysterectomy remains the accepted surgical treatment for women with uterine prolapse. The Manchester repair is favored in women wishing uterine preservation. Vaginal hysterectomy alone fails to address the pathologic cause of the uterine prolapse. The Manchester repair has a high failure rate and may cause difficulty sampling the cervix and uterus in the future. The laparoscopic suture hysteropexy offers physiologic repair of uterine prolapse. METHOD: At the laparoscopic suture hysteropexy, the pouch of Douglas is closed and the uterosacral ligaments are plicated and reattached to the cervix. RESULTS: Forty-three women with symptomatic uterine prolapse were prospectively e..

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