Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 285, Issue 5, pp 1295–1300

Morbidity in elderly women undergoing gynaecological pelvic floor surgery

  • Benjamin Tuschy
  • Sebastian Berlit
  • Amadeus Hornemann
  • Marc Sütterlin
  • Stefanie Bussen
General Gynecology

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-011-2130-4

Cite this article as:
Tuschy, B., Berlit, S., Hornemann, A. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2012) 285: 1295. doi:10.1007/s00404-011-2130-4

Abstract

Purpose

We investigated the morbidity in elderly patients undergoing surgery due to pelvic organ prolapse.

Methods

Perioperative data of 113 patients aged at least 50 years who underwent gynaecological prolapse surgery between 2005 and 2011 were analyzed retrospectively. Forty-eight women were older than 70 years and matched our inclusion criteria. Sixty-five patients aged 50–69 years undergoing similar surgical procedures during the same period of time formed the control group. Operating time, duration of hospital stay, intra- and postoperative complications, comorbidity, and body mass index were evaluated.

Results

There were no significant differences between study and control collective regarding operating time, duration of hospital stay, intra- and postoperative complications, and body mass index although a significant difference could be notified between the pre-existing comorbidity.

Conclusion

Surgery due to a pelvic organ prolapse in patients aged more than 70 years is a feasible and save treatment to improve quality of life in elderly patients.

Keywords

Elderly Genital prolapse Geriatric gynaecology Gynaecological surgery Pelvic floor 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Tuschy
    • 1
  • Sebastian Berlit
    • 1
  • Amadeus Hornemann
    • 1
  • Marc Sütterlin
    • 1
  • Stefanie Bussen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity Medical Centre Mannheim, Heidelberg UniversityMannheimGermany

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