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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(7):1119-1125.
Published online July 1, 2002.
Successful correction of posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse by repair of fascial defects and by using uterosacral ligament suspension.
Hwa Sook Moon, Jin Koo Choi, Kyung Seo Kim, Kyun Sik Park, Ji Young Hwang, Sung Eun Moon, Ji Won Han, Sang Gook Kim, Sang Gap Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Moon Hwa Hospital, Busan, Korea.
To report the method and efficacy of the site specific-defects repair in the endopelvic fascia and uterosacral ligament suspension for the correction of posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse. METHODS: This study was performed in 3 patients with posthyterectomy vaginal vault prolapse who underwent the surgery for the reconstruction of endopelvic fascia and the correction of vault prolapsed vagina by using uterosacral ligament suspension at the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Moon-Hwa Hospital. Among them, 1 patient was treated by laparotomy, and 2 patients were treated by laparoscope. RESULTS: The age of patients ranged from 49 to 67 years. The mean operation time was 111 minutes (105-120 minutes). The status of postoperative vagina was normal in all 3 patients, who were discharged 9 days after operation without symptoms. No complication or recurrence were found in them despite long-term follow-up for 24 months, 12 months, 7 months, respectively after operation. One patient has been treated with HRT therapy. CONCLUSION: The reconstruction of the defect of endopelvic fascia and uterosacral ligament fixation may be very safe, effective, and functional in the correction of vaginal vault prolapse. This study reports the treatment of vaginal vault prolapse using uterosacral ligament within Korea for the first time.
Key Words: Vault prolapse, Endopelvic fascia, Site-specific fascial defects, Uteroscaral ligament suspension
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