3 years ago

Post-hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse

Post-hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse (PHVP) is a recognised although rare complication following both abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy and the risk is increased in women following vaginal surgery for urogenital prolapse. The management of PHVP remains challenging and whilst many women will initially benefit from conservative measures, the majority will ultimately require surgery. The purpose of this paper is to review the prevalence and risk factors associated with PHVP as well to give an overview of the clinical management of this often complicated problem. The role of prophylactic primary prevention procedures at the time of hysterectomy will be discussed as well as initial conservative management. Surgery, however, remains integral in managing these complex patients and the vaginal and abdominal approach to managing PHVP will be reviewed in detail, in addition to both laparoscopic and robotic approaches.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0378512217307818

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