Obstet Gynecol Sci.  2016 Jul;59(4):253-260. 10.5468/ogs.2016.59.4.253.

Surgical treatments for vaginal apical prolapse

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Women's Life Medical Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. swbai@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition, occurring in up to 11% of women in the United States. Often, pelvic organ prolapse recurs after surgery; when it recurs after hysterectomy, it frequently presents as vaginal apical prolapse. There are many different surgical treatments for vaginal apical prolapse; among them, abdominal sacral colpopexy is considered the gold standard. However, recent data reveal that other surgical procedures also result in good outcome. This review discusses the various surgical treatments for vaginal apical prolapse including their risks and benefits.

Keyword

Abdominal sacral colpopexy; Pelvic organ prolapse; Vaginal apical prolapse

MeSH Terms

Female
Humans
Hysterectomy
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Prolapse*
Risk Assessment
United States
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