Outcomes and postoperative complications of robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterosacropexy: Initial experience - Abstract

Background: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition, affecting about 50% of women with children.

The aim of our study was to evaluate results and complication rates in a consecutive series of female patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterosacropexy (RALHSP).

Materials and Methods: We performed a medical record review of female patients with uterine prolapse who had consecutively undergone RALHSP from February 2010 to 2013 at our department.

Results: Fifteen patients were included in the analysis. All patients had uterine prolapse stage ≥II and urodynamic stress urinary incontinence. The mean age was 58.26 years. According to the Clavien-Dindo system, 4 out of 15 patients (26.6%) had grade 1 early complications and 1 patient had a grade 2 complication. At a median follow-up of 36 months, there was a significant prolapse relapse rate of 20% (3/15).

Conclusion: In our hands RALHSP is easy to perform, with satisfying mid-term outcomes and a low complication rate.

Written by:
Cerruto MA, D'Elia C, Cavicchioli FM, Cavalleri S, Balzarro M, Porcaro AB, Curti P, Artibani W.   Are you the author?
Urology Clinic, Department of Surgery, AOUI Verona, Verona, Italy.

Reference: Urol Int. 2015 Feb 14. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1159/000371726

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25720418

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