International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 139–140 | Cite as

Laparoscopic hysteropexy: a novel technique for uterine preservation surgery

  • P. RahmanouEmail author
  • N. Price
  • S. Jackson
IUJ Video



In recent years uterine preservation surgery for pelvic organ prolapse has become more popular. Traditional operations such as vaginal hysterectomy do not address the underlying pathophysiology of poor connective tissue support, which may result in a higher incidence of recurrent prolapse.


This video article demonstrates uterine preservation surgery for women with uterine prolapse using laparoscopic abdominal Prolene mesh.


This procedure, apart from possible preservation of fertility in younger women, provides strong apical support, which should be long lasting. The other advantages of laparoscopic surgery are quicker recovery, less pain and better cosmesis.


Uterovaginal prolapse Hysteropexy Laparoscopic Uterine preservation Uterine suspension Mesh 



Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this video article and any accompanying images.

Conflicts of interest


Supplementary material


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Women’s Centre, Department of UrogynaecologyThe John Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK

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