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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

Abstract

Introduction

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.

Methods

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

Conclusions

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.

Keywords

Uterovaginal prolapse Hysteropexy Laparoscopic Uterine preservation Uterine suspension Mesh 

Notes

Consent

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

Conflicts of interest

None.

Supplementary material

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Copyright information

© The International Urogynecological Association 2013

Authors and Affiliations

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

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