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Entry into the peritoneal cavity in posthysterectomy prolapse: an educational video

Abstract

Introduction and hypothesis

Entry into the peritoneal cavity can be challenging in patients with posthysterectomy prolapse; however, it is important for vaginal surgeons to be able to enter the peritoneal cavity using various techniques to perform an intraperitoneal vaginal vault suspension.

Methods

We present surgical footage of various methods of accessing the peritoneal cavity in posthysterectomy prolapse using posterior, anterior and apical approaches.

Results

This video highlights surgical techniques that can be used to enter the peritoneal cavity in posthysterectomy prolapse in a safe and reliable manner.

Conclusions

Vaginal surgeons should be able to safely and confidently identify and enter the peritoneal cavity using various approaches to perform an intraperitoneal vaginal vault suspension.

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Correspondence to C. Emi Bretschneider.

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C.E.B., K.J., P.L. and M.M.K. do not have any disclosures. M.D.W. acts as a consultant and lecturer for Coloplast.

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Bretschneider, C.E., Jallad, K., Lang, P.M. et al. Entry into the peritoneal cavity in posthysterectomy prolapse: an educational video. Int Urogynecol J 28, 1261–1262 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-017-3267-x

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Keywords

  • Peritoneal cavity
  • Posthysterectomy prolapse