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LeFort colpocleisis: a step-by-step simulation video for Female Pelvic Surgeons

Abstract

Introduction and hypothesis

LeFort colpocleisis is a minimally invasive surgical option for patients with pelvic organ prolapse who no longer desire sexual activity. Pelvic surgeons have limited exposure to this procedure during their training, and are therefore less likely to offer this procedure to their patients.

Methods

We use a split screen live action surgery, side by side with a low cost 3D model of a prolapse to describe a LeFort colpocleisis step by step.

Results

This video is an easily reproducible guide to the steps and surgical techniques necessary to successfully perform a LeFort colpocleisis. The simulation model can be used to educate and train those performing female pelvic surgery.

Conclusion

Pelvic surgeons should be able to offer LeFort colpocleisis to their patients. This video may be used to facilitate the understanding and reproducibility of the procedure.

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Correspondence to Andrey Petrikovets.

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A.P., T.F., C.K., D.S., J.M. do not have any disclosures.

S.T.M. acts as a consultant and lecturer for Allergan and Astellas.

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Petrikovets, A., Fisher, T., Krudy, C. et al. LeFort colpocleisis: a step-by-step simulation video for Female Pelvic Surgeons. Int Urogynecol J 29, 917–919 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-017-3543-9

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Keywords

  • LeFort colpocleisis
  • Educational model
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Surgical video