Neural pain after uterosacral ligament vaginal suspension

Lior Lowenstein*, Yashika Dooley, Kimberly Kenton, Elizabeth Mueller, Linda Brubaker

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Neural compromise has been reported after a wide variety of reconstructive pelvic procedures. We report on two women who had undergone a seemingly uncomplicated transvaginal uterosacral suspension for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Both women presented shortly after surgery with a unilateral, shooting groin pain with radiation along the ipsilateral lumbosacral nerve distribution. Surgical removal of the permanent stitch and physical therapy provided prompt and near-complete relief. This case report describes the possibility of neural compromise after uterosacral ligament suspension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-110
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


  • Apicalfixation
  • Nerveinjury
  • Pelvicorgan prolapse
  • Uterosacral ligament suspension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology


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