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Abdominal hysterectomy and Burch colposuspension for uterovaginal prolapse.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
4
Pages
257–260
Identifiers
PMID: 15517670
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The recurrence rate for prolapse in patients who underwent abdominal hysterectomy and sacrocolposuspension for genital prolapse were determined. Patient records were reviewed and 58 patients who had undergone abdominal hysterectomy for genital prolapse and sacrocolposuspension with mesh were included. The patients' median age was 47.0 years and parity 3. Preoperatively, 25 patients (43%) presented with bladder symptoms, 17 (29%) with bowel symptoms and 45 (78%) with something protruding through the vagina. All patients underwent hysterectomy, of which 51 (88%) were subtotal. Colposuspension was performed by inserting a mesh from the mid-vagina to the sacrum (S1). A Burch colposuspension was performed in 50 patients (87%). The median follow-up was 20 months. Six patients (10%) developed recurrent prolapse, of which five (9%) underwent repeat surgery. There were no mesh erosions. The recurrence rate for prolapse was low, indicating that abdominal hysterectomy with sacrocolposuspension is an excellent option for uterovaginal prolapse.

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