Development of a Consensus Derived Synoptic Operative Report for Rectal Prolapse: A Report From the Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium.

Narrative operative reports may frequently omit or obscure data from an operation.

We aim to develop a synoptic operative report for rectal prolapse that includes core descriptors as developed by an international consensus of expert pelvic floor surgeons.

Descriptors for patients undergoing rectal prolapse surgery were generated through review. Members of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium were recruited to participate in a 3 round Delphi process using a 9-point Likert scale. Descriptors that achieved 70% agreement were kept from the first round, descriptors scoring 40-70% agreement were recirculated in subsequent rounds. A final list of operative descriptors was determined at a consensus meeting, with a final consensus meeting more than 70% agreement.

This was a survey administered to members of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium.

Descriptors meeting greater than 70% agreement were selected.

One-hundred seventy six surgeons representing colorectal surgeons, urogynecologists, and urologists distributed throughout North America (56%), Latin America (4%), Western Europe (29%), Asia (4%), and Africa (1%) participated in the first round of Delphi voting. After two additional rounds and a final consensus meeting, 16 of 30 descriptors met 70% consensus. Descriptors that met consensus were: surgery type, posterior dissection, ventral dissection, mesh used, type of mesh used, mesh location, sutures used, suture type, pouch of Douglas and peritoneum reclosed, length of rectum imbricated, length of bowel resected, levatoroplasty, simultaneous vaginal procedure, simultaneous gynecologic procedure, simultaneous enterocele repair, and simultaneous urinary incontinence procedure.

Survey represents views of members of the Delphi panel, and may not represent viewpoints of all surgeons.

This Delphi survey establishes international consensus descriptors for intraoperative variables that have been used to produce a synoptic operative report. This will help establish defined operative reporting to improve clinical communication, quality measures, and clinical research. See Video Abstract.

Diseases of the colon and rectum. 2024 Jun 03 [Epub ahead of print]

Craig H Olson, Lilliana Bordeianou, William Perry, Anders Mellgren, Katerina Wells, Linda Ferrari, Lucia Oliveira, Anna Spivak, Carlo Ratto, Brooke Heidi Gurland, Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium

Texas A&M School of Medicine, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, Waxahachie, Texas., Section of Colorectal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital Pelvic Floor Disorders Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts., University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois., Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas., Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital National Health Service, London, United Kingdom., Casa de Saude Sao Jose: Casa de Saude, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil., Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio., Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy., Stanford College of Medicine, Stanford, California.