Sacrohysteropexy performed as uterus conserving surgeryfor pelvic organ prolapse: Review of case files

Ayesha Khan, Riffat Jaleel, Farah Deeba Nasrullah

Abstract


Objective: To assess the outcome and safety of sacrohysteropexy as uterus conserving surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in young women and to assess patients’ satisfaction with the procedure.

Methods: This is a case series of patients operated at Sind Government Lyari General Hospital and Civil Hospital Karachi, between January, 2007 to October, 2015. Data of the patients who had sacrohysteropexy were reviewed. Complications during surgery and post-operative period including haemorrhage, visceral injury, paralytic ileus and peritonitis were studied. Success of procedure, need of blood transfusion, hospital stay and condition on discharge and six weeks follow-up were noted. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 16. Mean ± SD was calculated for numerical, while frequencies were computed for categorical variables.

Results: Data of 60 patients were reviewed. Early post-operative success was 100%.  Duration of surgery was less than two hours in 57 (95%) patients.  Blood loss was negligible in majority of cases. Out of all 60 cases, 52 (86.7%) did not suffer any complication. One patient had ureteric injury, while one patient sustained bowel injury. Two patients had paralytic ileus. Four patients suffered from abdominal wound infection. All patients were managed satisfactorily. Mean duration of stay in hospital was four days. Upon follow up 96.7% patients were satisfied with results of operative procedure. Sixteen (26.7%) patients complained of backache on follow-up visit.

Conclusion: This review concludes that sacrohysteropexy was successful in all cases in early post-operative period. It is a safe procedure and should be considered as an option for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse in young women, in whom uterine conservation is required.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.325.10307

How to cite this:Khan A, Jaleel R, Nasrullah FD. Sacrohysteropexy performed as uterus conserving surgery for pelvic organ prolapse: Review of case files. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(5):1174-1178.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.325.10307

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