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Robotically-Assisted Sacrocolpopexy

  • Steven Minaglia
  • Maurice K. Chung
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Abstract

The presacral space lies in the true pelvis anterior to the sacrum. Within the presacral space lies the anterior longitudinal ligament (ALL), which covers a portion of the anterior sacrum. Fixation to the ALL of the pelvic floor and reproductive tract in women has been performed for several decades as a treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) (Fig. 18.1) [1]. The specific area of interest for the pelvic reconstructive surgeon lies caudal to the bifurcation of the great vessels and medial to the right ureter and sigmoid colon.

Keywords

Sacrocolpopexy Sacrum Presacral space, Anterior longitudinal ligament Pelvic organ prolapse surgery Robotic surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, John A. Burns School of MedicineUniversity of Hawaii, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and ChildrenHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Midwest Regional Center of Excellence for Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain and Bladder ControlLimaUSA

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