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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1987 Jun;156(6):1433-40.

Preventing posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse and enterocele during vaginal hysterectomy.


One hundred twelve vaginal hysterectomies were performed during a period of 2 years, 8 months. During the first year and a half, fourteen procedures were performed on patients referred to our institution because of posthysterectomy vaginal prolapse. We present our results of abdominal and vaginal repairs for vaginal prolapse. Moreover, we present and emphasize a modified surgical technique for the prevention of posthysterectomy vaginal prolapse and enterocele during vaginal hysterectomy. In all 112 patients no posthysterectomy prolapse has occurred. It is concluded that these procedures are acceptable ones to prevent an infrequent, yet tragic consequence of hysterectomy.

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