Entry into the peritoneal cavity in posthysterectomy prolapse: an educational video

C. Emi Bretschneider*, Karl Jallad, Patrick M. Lang, Mickey M. Karram, Mark D. Walters

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Abstract

Introduction and hypothesis: Entry into the peritoneal cavity can be challenging in patients with posthysterectomy prolapse; however, it is important for vaginal surgeons to be able to enter the peritoneal cavity using various techniques to perform an intraperitoneal vaginal vault suspension. Methods: We present surgical footage of various methods of accessing the peritoneal cavity in posthysterectomy prolapse using posterior, anterior and apical approaches. Results: This video highlights surgical techniques that can be used to enter the peritoneal cavity in posthysterectomy prolapse in a safe and reliable manner. Conclusions: Vaginal surgeons should be able to safely and confidently identify and enter the peritoneal cavity using various approaches to perform an intraperitoneal vaginal vault suspension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1261-1262
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

Keywords

  • Peritoneal cavity
  • Posthysterectomy prolapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology

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