Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2007, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (6): 760-764.

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Modified Total Pelvic Floor Reconstruction for Repair of Severe Pelvic Organ Prolapse

REN Chang, ZHU Lan, LANG Jing-he, SHI Hong-hui   

  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, PUMC Hospital, CAMS and PUMC, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2007-03-30 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-12-30 Published:2007-12-30
  • Contact: ZHU Lan

Abstract: ABSTRACT:Objective To evaluate the clinical outcome of a novel approach for pelvic floor reconstruction using synthetic mesh (modified total pelvic floor reconstruction) for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Methods Modified total pelvic floor reconstruction was performed in 30 patients with severe pelvic organ prolapse (including vault prolapse). The clinical outcome of each patient was assessed. Results The mean operation time was(74.2±21.5)minutes, and the mean blood loss was (103.3±40.1)ml. Among them, 23 patients (76.7%) were able to micturate spontaneously the next morning after surgery, with residual urine less than 100ml. The mean post-operative hospital stay was (4.2±1.8)days. All patients were followed up for a medium of 6 months. Totally 93.3% and 96.7% of patients were objectively (according to Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantitive Examination score) and subjectively (according to Prolapse Quality of Life) cured, respectively. During follow-up, only one patient was found to have asymptomatic erosion, and de novo urgent urinary incontinence was seen in 6.7% of patients. The most prominent complication was dyspareunia (66.7%). Although the post-operative sexual function was reported to be worse, no significant difference between patients’ pre- and post-operative Pelvic Organ Prolapse/ Urinary Incontinence Sexual Function Questionnaire-12 scores was noted. Conclusion Modified total pelvic floor reconstruction is a safe, effective, and micro-invasive approach for severe pelvic organ prolapse repair; however, dyspareunia remains a main concern.

Key words: pelvic floor reconstruction, pelvic orcan prolapse, severe uterine prolapse, clinical outcome