Abdominal sacral colpopexy with Mersilene mesh in the retroperitoneal position in the management of posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse and enterocele.


Journal Article

During a 12-year study period from 1972 to 1984, 56 patients underwent abdominal sacral colpopexy with retroperitoneal interposition of a suspensory hammock between a prolapsed vaginal vault and the anterior surface of the sacrum. They were followed from 6 months to 12 1/2 years, and constitute the basis of this report. In most patients, a synthetic mesh was the material interposed. Hysterectomy had previously been performed on 53 patients, and in two patients there was congenital absence of the uterus. Indications for abdominal sacral colpopexy, surgical technique, complications, and results of operation are discussed. Seven additional patients underwent this operation after termination of the defined study period.

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Cited Authors

  • Addison, WA; Livengood, CH; Sutton, GP; Parker, RT

Published Date

  • September 15, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 153 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 140 - 146

PubMed ID

  • 2931025

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2931025

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9378

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9378(85)90098-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States