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Laparoscopic colposacropexy for the treatment of an apical defect in a patient with previous total hysterectomy

Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2013;13(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3974

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We present the case of a 69-year-old patient who suffered from an elytrocele. Previously, she had undergone a total hysterectomy with anterior and posterior colpoperineoplasty due to the presence of a grade 2 cystocele, without urinary incontinence. The management of genital prolapse requires a thorough knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the female pelvic floor. This video outlines the main steps to follow for the repair of an apical defect with no true rectocele or cystocele. It also offers a very good insight of the specific issues to be considered when performing dissection and mesh fixation in specific situations, such as distortion of the normal anatomy due to the scarring process from a previous surgery and obesity. This surgery was performed and streamed live.