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International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 28, Issue 7, pp 1103–1105 | Cite as

Transvaginal sacrospinous ligament fixation for posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse repair

  • Rodolfo Milani
  • Matteo Frigerio
  • Stefano ManodoroEmail author
IUJ Video

Abstract

Introduction and hypothesis

Posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse repair is a challenge for urogynecologists. Surgical management can be successful with native tissue by the vaginal approach with sacrospinous ligament fixation. However, severe complications have been described, including nerve injury and life-threatening hemorrhage.

Methods

A 68-year-old woman with symptomatic stage III vaginal vault prolapse was admitted for transvaginal sacrospinous ligament fixation according to the described technique.

Results

The surgical procedure was successful without complications. The final examination revealed excellent apical support and preservation of vaginal length. This step-by-step video tutorial may be an important tool for improving surgical knowledge, thus leading to a reduction in the risk of complications. In particular proper suture positioning requires adequate preparation of the pararectal space and exposure of the sacrospinous ligament, as shown in the video.

Conclusions

Transvaginal sacrospinous ligament fixation is a safe and effective technique for apical support without the use of prosthetic materials. Adequate preparation of the pararectal space, direct visualization of the sacrospinous ligament and proper suture positioning are the key points in minimizing the risk of complications.

Keywords

Sacrospinous ligament fixation 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 video article and any accompanying images.

Supplementary material

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Copyright information

© The International Urogynecological Association 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.San Gerardo HospitalUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMonzaItaly
  2. 2.ASST Monza, Ospedale San Gerardo, U.O. GinecologiaMonzaItaly

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