Role of apical support defect: Correction in women undergoing vaginal prolapse surgery

Alexandriah N. Alas, Jennifer T. Anger

Producción científica: Review articlerevisión exhaustiva

6 Citas (Scopus)


Purpose of review: The aim was to review most recent literature and provide updates in clinical management and surgical treatment of apical pelvic organ prolapse. Recent findings: In patients who decline surgical intervention, formal referral to pelvic floor muscle training is beneficial over self-directed Kegel exercises. Systematic reviews revealed that sacrocolpopexy has better long-term outcomes than vaginal approaches. Uterosacral ligament suspension and sacrospinous ligament suspension have equal efficacy at 1 year. These procedures should be considered as acceptable alternatives to sacrocolpopexy. Two randomized controlled trials have demonstrated equal efficacy between robotic and laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy. Summary: Minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy should be considered the gold standard for apical prolapse, but these techniques are associated with longer operating times and higher complication rates and longer convalescence than nonmesh vaginal surgery. Surgeons must individualize surgical technique for each patient and should consider a vaginal approach in patients who do not desire laparotomy and are not candidates for minimally invasive surgery.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)386-392
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
EstadoPublished - oct 1 2014
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'Role of apical support defect: Correction in women undergoing vaginal prolapse surgery'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto