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Title: Laparoscopic management of genital prolapse
Authors: Mahran, M.A.
Herath, R.P.
Sayed, A.T.
Oligbo, N.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse-surgery
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Springer International
Citation: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics; 283(5): pp.1015-20
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Genital prolapse is one of the most common indications for gynaecological surgery. Surgery is performed traditionally via abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopic approaches. METHODS: A MEDLINE computer search was performed to explore the recent evidence behind laparoscopic surgery for female pelvic organ prolapse. RESULTS: Advances in minimal access surgery have led to an increase in adoption of laparoscopic techniques. Current evidence supports the use of laparoscopy for sacrocolpopexy and colposuspension as an alternative to open surgery. However, the introduction of less invasive midurethral sling procedures for stress incontinence has reserved laparoscopic colposuspension for special indications. The scientific evidence regarding uterosacral suspension procedures and paravaginal and vaginal prolapse repairs are sparse. CONCLUSION: The current evidence supports the outcome of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy as an alternative to open surgery. Further studies are required on the long-term efficiency in laparoscopic paravaginal repair and vaginal wall prolapse.
ISSN: 0932-0067 (Print)
1432-0711 (Electronic)
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