Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for the correction of vaginal vault prolapse

Chandru P. Sundaram, Ramakrishna Venkatesh, Jaime Landman, Carl G. Klutke

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Background and Purpose: Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy offers a minimally invasive approach to correcting vaginal vault prolapse. We describe our operative technique and review our experience. Patients and Methods: A retrospective study of 10 patients who underwent laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy between February 2000 and June 2002 for posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse was performed. Data collected included operative time, complications, hospital stay, and postoperative morbidity. Results: One patient underwent primary laparoscopic repair of an intraoperative bladder injury. Conversion from a laparoscopic to an open procedure was required in one patient because of dense bowel adhesions in the pelvis. The mean analgesic (morphine sulfate equivalent) requirement was 7.3 mg (range 5-21 mg). With a mean follow-up of 16 months (range 5-32 months), prolapse recurred in one patient. Conclusion: In the short term, laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy appears to be an effective approach for the treatment of vaginal vault prolapse with minimal postoperative pain and morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-623
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 2004


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