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Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Aug;24(4):253-8. doi: 10.1097/GCO.0b013e328354ca7d.

Review of extraperitoneal sacrocolpopexy as a technique for advanced uterine and vault prolapse.

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Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey. ffonol@yahoo.com

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

This review is aimed to provide an update on the surgical techniques and complications of sacrocolpopexy procedures, and determine the role of minimally invasive techniques based on the most recent evidence.

RECENT FINDINGS:

The minimally invasive laparoscopic and robot-assisted alternatives to open abdominal sacrocolpopexy offer faster recovery, less complications and better cosmesis. However, this is suggested predominantly by retrospective comparative studies and no high-level evidence is available to date. Robot-assisted sacrocolpopexy (RASC) has enabled surgeons to overcome the steep learning curve associated with laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy at the expense of a higher cost. Recent data, testing its potential advantages of reduced operative time and postoperative pain, have revealed contradictory results. A novel, totally retroperitoneal sacrocolpopexy procedure aimed to eliminate complications associated with transperitoneal access may become an option in patients unsuitable for minimally invasive techniques, but warrants further investigation.

SUMMARY:

The benefits of RASC must be weighed against the lack of current evidence to prove its superiority over conventional procedures in terms of faster recovery and cost-effectiveness. There is a need for better reporting of complications associated with these novel techniques and for long-term, randomized comparative data.

PMID:
22614674
DOI:
10.1097/GCO.0b013e328354ca7d
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