Prolapse of the uterus or womb and vaginal walls is a condition which affects many women during their lifetime. Prolapse occurs for a number of reasons, including childbirth, damage from heaving lifting or excessive straining for example from constipation , through chronic coughing, or simply due to the ageing process or being obese. In some cases, there is an underlying genetic cause which results in weakening of the supportive tissues around the vagina. Common symptoms of prolapse is a dragging, heavy, full feeling and a bulge down past the vaginal opening.
Vaginal and Uterine Prolapse
To describe the new surgical technique and report the safety and feasibility of vaginally-assisted laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy VALSH. Patients were followed up for 12 months for mesh-related complications and improvements of symptoms. The operation had three sections; 1 st laparoscopic, 2 nd vaginal, 3 rd laparoscopic. The mean age, gravidity, and parity of the study population were The mean duration of operation was VALSH is a safe and minimally-invasive procedure in uterovaginal prolapse, with favorable anatomic and functional outcomes at 12 months post-operatively. Vaginally-assisted laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy is a safe, minimally-invasive procedure in uterovaginal prolapse.
Hysterectomy for Uterine Prolapse
Uterine prolapse refers to the uterus descending into the vaginal canal because of weakened pelvic floor muscles and overstretched ligaments. It can occur at any age, but most often affects post-menopausal women. Common causes of uterine prolapse include childbirth, surgery, menopause, aging, extreme physical activity, and heavy lifting. There is also a genetic component.
Introduction: Except for the uterine prolapse indication, vaginal hysterectomy has been less popular than abdominal hysterectomy because the latter is considered safer and easier and surgeons often lack sufficient experience on the former. This study aims at comparing a group of patients without prolapse who underwent vaginal hysterectomy to another group of patients who underwent abdominal and laparoscopic hysterectomies with respect to intraoperative and early postoperative complications. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the files of patients who presented to the gynecology outpatient clinic of Ondokuz May? A total of patients, 35 from each of the groups who underwent abdominal, laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomies, were included in the study. The vaginal hysterectomy group was compared to the abdominal and laparoscopic hysterectomy patient groups with respect to duration of operation, decrease in hematocrit, blood transfusion, duration of hospitalization, hospital expenses, postoperative pain, wound site infection, and complications of intestine, bladder and ureter.