Sacrospinous Fixation
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Author(s):  
Mumtaz Adiba Bt Juanda ◽  
Suzanna Daud

Pelvic floor disorders, which includes pelvic organ prolapse (POP), have shown an increasing prevalence among women worldwide. (Wu 2014) It is perceived as embarrassment and affect the women’s quality of life. A 68-year-old housewife, Para 3, complained of a 50-cent coin size lump coming down from her vagina since 2019, which could be reduced back manually inside the vagina. The symptom exacerbated by straining and carrying heavy objects. Ignoring the symptom, causing the lump to increase in size and protruded out from her vagina for the past 2 months. She had 3 SVD with maximum birth weight of 3.75kg and a prolonged second stage of labour in her second pregnancy. She was not aware and never practiced pelvic floor exercise nor taken any HRT. There were no urinary symptoms nor constipation. Her BMI is 25.2kg/m2. Abdominal examination was unremarkable. On speculum examination, vagina was atrophic and third degree uterine prolapse was evident. She was arranged to have Vaginal hysterectomy, anterior colporrhaphy and sacrospinous fixation done. The positive risk factors in this case are multiparity, menopausal status, a history of prolonged labor and frequent heavy lifting. The delay in presentation is due to lack of awareness. It was also found in a study that feeling of embarrassment and social stigma could be the reason. (Abhyankar 2019) Pelvic Floor exercise and avoidance of heavy lifting may be beneficial at onset of symptom. For conclusion, POP awareness is crucial to empower women to prevent POP and seek treatment as soon as they are symptomatic.International Journal of Human and Health Sciences Supplementary Issue-2: 2021 Page: S24


2021 ◽  
Vol 13 (2) ◽  
pp. 169-174
Author(s):  
S. Siddiqui ◽  
A. Gayen ◽  
V. Wong

Introduction: Vaginal sacrospinous fixation and sacrospinous hysteropexy (SSF/SSHP) are highly effective procedures for apical compartment prolapse. The established technique is the posterior vaginal approach. The alternative anterior approach through an anterior vaginal incision, although occasionally mentioned in the literature, is less well established. However, this approach is a more appropriate route if posterior vaginal surgery is not indicated. The aim of this paper is to review surgical outcomes of anterior approach in our centre and to compare outcomes of SSF vs SSHP. Methods: Retrospective case note review of 60 patients who underwent anterior SSF for prolapse between 2009-2017 was performed. Preoperative and postoperative symptoms and findings were recorded. Anterior SSF involved an anterior vaginal incision and paravaginal access to the ligament for dissection and fixation to either the cervix or vault. Results: SSF was performed in 39 patients, out of which 8 underwent vaginal hysterectomy concomitantly. SSHP for uterine prolapse was performed in 21 patients. There were no cases of recurrent apical prolapse in the cohort at mean follow-up of 1 year. No intra-operative visceral injuries were observed. Recurrence of anterior wall prolapse and postoperative voiding dysfunction was observed in 8.3% and short-term buttock pain in 6.6% of patients. Conclusion: Anterior approach SSF and SSHP is a safe and effective technique for apical prolapse and is the recommended route when posterior vaginal surgery is not required.


2021 ◽  
Vol 16 (1) ◽  
Author(s):  
Sandesh Poudel ◽  
Ganesh Dangal

Aims: To evaluate the midterm outcome of sacrospinous fixation done during surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse. Methods: This was an interview based cross sectional follow up study done among the patients who underwent sacrospinous fixation procedure along with pelvic organ prolapse surgery in Kathmandu Model Hospital and Paropakar Maternity Hospital. This was conducted between 15 th February 2021 and 15 th April 2021. Post-operative cases 22 to 30 months (average 2 years) from the day of surgery were included. Results: Out of 321 eligible SSF patients from both the hospital, 156 agreed to participate. Among them, 77 (48%) were in 60-69 years of age and 82% were postmenopausal; 33% were more than para 3; 20% had right gluteal pain that was decreased to 1.9% by 2 years; and 20% had some degree of urgency and stress incontinence. Conclusion: Sacrospinous fixation is safe and effective procedure which can be done during pelvic organ prolapse surgery with good success rate and minimal post-operative complications.


2021 ◽  
Vol 14 (5) ◽  
pp. e238669
Author(s):  
Liam Joseph Beamer ◽  
Sarah Neary ◽  
Thomas McCormack ◽  
David Ankers

We describe the first reported case of transient distal ureteric obstruction attributed to post-surgical oedema in a patient with a solitary kidney. This occurred following combined pelvic floor repair and sacrospinous fixation for recurrent pelvic organ prolapse and manifested clinically as anuria, radiological hydroureter and acute kidney injury in the postoperative period. The transient nature of this obstruction, which was managed by a temporary percutaneous nephrostomy, indicates that it was caused by ureteric compression secondary to soft tissue oedema following surgery. We highlight the importance of this potential complication in females with a history of nephrectomy, unilateral renal tract anomalies or severely diminished renal reserve.


Author(s):  
Tom J. P. Huberts ◽  
M. Kim van de Waarsenburg ◽  
Wenche M. Klerkx

2021 ◽  
Vol Publish Ahead of Print ◽  
Author(s):  
Florence Breton ◽  
Syad Abdirahman ◽  
Brigitte Fatton ◽  
Geertje Calletwaert ◽  
Renaud de Tayrac ◽  
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2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (01) ◽  
pp. 20-26
Author(s):  
Traoré Alassane ◽  
Sissoko Abdoulaye ◽  
Coulibaly Mamadou Bakary ◽  
Traoré Soumana Oumar ◽  
Sima Mahamadou ◽  
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