Women's well-being after Manchester procedure for pelvic reconstruction with uterine preservation: A follow-up study

Michal Liebergall-Wischnitzer, Assaf Ben-Meir, Orly Sarid, Julie Cwikel, Yuval Lavy

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Purpose This study describes the outcomes of a modiWed Manchester procedure on the quality of life and sexual functioning of women with elongation of the uterine cervix with or without pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Methods Data on medical and demographic variables were collected from medical Wles and then women were invited to for follow-up examination and data collection. Results Follow-up data were collected from 53 out of 87 women who underwent reconstructive surgery with modi-Wed Manchester procedure (60.9% of the women). Prior the surgery, all women in this sample (n = 53) were medically examined and found to have uterine cervix elongation, 40/53 (75.4%) women also had cystocele, 10/53 women (18.8%) had uterine prolapse and 8/53 women (15.1%) had rectocele (all stages II-IV). On follow-up examination, all the cervical stumps were satisfactorily situated, recurrent cystocele was found among 12/53 women (22.6%) women; 13/53 (24.5%) had rectocele; and none of these women had uterine prolapse. Women with POP (cystocele and recto-cele) (24/53) had less operative satisfaction (p = 0.004), lower quality of life (p < 0.05 in 3 out of 8 domains), and poorer sexual function (p = 0.03) compared to women without POP (29/53). Conclusion The modiWed Manchester procedure including reconstructive surgery for women with cervix elongation, with or without POP, prevented recurrent uterine prolapse and was well received in terms of patient's satisfaction, quality of life, and sexual function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1587-1592
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2012


  • Cervical elongation
  • Manchester procedure
  • Quality of life
  • Sexual function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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