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How can sacrocolpopexy and sacrohysteropexy help with treating pelvic organ prolapse (POP)?

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These are 2 types of reconstructive surgeries that can restore the look and workings of your pelvic organs. Sacrocolpopexy and sacrohysteropexy use surgical mesh to fix and anchor organs that have dropped down. Sacrocolpopexy is used to repair prolapse of the vaginal vault. Sacrohysteropexy is used to fixed prolapse of the uterus. These operations are done with cuts in the abdomen. They can also be done laparoscopically, with much smaller cuts.

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”

Baylor College of Medicine: “Anterior and Posterior Repair (Colporrhaphy),” “Laparoscopic Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery,” “Prolapse Surgery.”

International Urogynecological Association: “Sacrospinous fixation/Uterosacral Ligament Suspension,” “Sacrocolpopexy” “Vaginal Repair with Mesh.”

UpToDate: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women: Obliterative Procedures (Colpocleisis).”

FDA press release, January 4, 2016.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”

Baylor College of Medicine: “Anterior and Posterior Repair (Colporrhaphy),” “Laparoscopic Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery,” “Prolapse Surgery.”

International Urogynecological Association: “Sacrospinous fixation/Uterosacral Ligament Suspension,” “Sacrocolpopexy” “Vaginal Repair with Mesh.”

UpToDate: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women: Obliterative Procedures (Colpocleisis).”

FDA press release, January 4, 2016.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on January 30, 2019

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