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International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 913–915 | Cite as

Transvaginal levator myorrhaphy for posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse repair

  • Rodolfo Milani
  • Stefano ManodoroEmail author
  • Alice Cola
  • Stefania Palmieri
  • Matteo Frigerio
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Abstract

Introduction and hypothesis

Posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse repair represents a surgical challenge. Surgical management can be successfully achieved with native-tissue repair through levator myorrhaphy. Despite low morbidity, levator myorrhaphy is not a common procedure. The aim of the video is to provide anatomic views and surgical steps necessary to achieve a successful transvaginal levator myorrhaphy for vaginal vault prolapse repair.

Methods

A 72-year-old woman with symptomatic stage IV vaginal vault prolapse was admitted for transvaginal levator myorrhaphy according to the described technique.

Results

Surgical repair was successfully achieved without complications. The final examination revealed good apical support and preservation of vaginal length. This step-by-step video tutorial may represent an important tool to improve surgical know how.

Conclusions

Transvaginal levator myorrhaphy provides an alternative technique for apical support without using prosthetic materials. This technique can be indicated when abdominal approach or synthetic device are not recommended or when peritoneum opening may be challenging. However, due to its possible constricting effect, it should be reserved to sexually inactive patients.

Keywords

Levator myorrhaphy Pelvic organ prolapse Video tutorial Native tissue repair 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

None.

Consent

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

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  2. 2.ASST MonzaOspedale San GerardoMonzaItaly
  3. 3.U.O. Ostetricia e GinecologiaAUSL della Romagna – Ospedale InfermiRiminiItaly

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