This study examined the early outcomes of laparoscopic (LS) pectopexy and evaluated its effects on female sexual function and quality of life (QoL).
Twenty-two patients with apical prolapse who underwent LS pectopexy were included. Outcomes of the procedure were noted; the Female Sexual Function (FSFI) and Prolapse Quality of Life (P-QOL) questionnaires were completed preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively.
There was no evidence of recurrent prolapse or constipation; the percentages of exacerbation of cystocele, rectocele, de novo stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and de novo urgency (UUI) were 4.5%, 9.0%, 4.5%, and 4.5%, respectively (mean follow-up 10.41 months). FSFI and P-QOL scores improved significantly (p < 0.05) postoperatively.
LS pectopexy shows promising results for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery with comparable outcomes. It also improved the FSFI and P-QOL scores in POP patients.
International urogynecology journal. 2018 Mar 02 [Epub ahead of print]
Ali Emre Tahaoglu, Mehmet Sait Bakir, Nurullah Peker, İhsan Bagli, Ahter Tanay Tayyar
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Health Sciences University Gazi Yasargil Research and Training Hospital, Talaytepe Mahallesi, Urfa Yolu, 21090 Merkez, Baglar, Diyarbakır, Turkey. ., Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Health Sciences University Gazi Yasargil Research and Training Hospital, Talaytepe Mahallesi, Urfa Yolu, 21090 Merkez, Baglar, Diyarbakır, Turkey., Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Zeynep Kamil Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.