Prospective follow-up of women undergoing uterine-preserving surgery for symptomatic pelvic organ prolapsed

Elad Leron, Benny Shlezinger, Menahem Neuman, Offer Erez, Jacob Bornstein

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Abstract

Objective: Approximately 25% of all women will suffer from pelvic organ prolapse (POP), with its incidence increasing with age. Treatment includes pelvic floor physical rehabilitation, and pelvic floor surgical reconstruction. The aim of this study is to evaluate the post-surgical anatomical and functional status of the patients when presenting up to 6 months after uterine-preserving reconstructive surgeries. Materials and Methods: This prospective study included women above the age of 30, suffering from symptomatic POP who had undergone uterine-preserving vaginal approach surgery with Mesh. The Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire-7 (PFIQ-7) was used to assess the women’s subjective perception regarding urinary, bowel and psycho-sexual function. The questionnaire was undertaken 6 months after surgery via a telephone interview. A positive effect rate, representing an improvement in the quality-of-life following surgery, was defined as 80% of the cohort ranking ‘0’ or ‘1’ (reflecting the “no at all” to “somewhat” effects on the questionnaire) regarding a specific question about symptomatic POP. Results: The study cohort included 41 women with an average age of 66.87±10.61 years old. In 87.8%

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalPelviperineology
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hysterectomy
  • PFIQ-7
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Uteri-preserving surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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