Author(s): Hilger WS, Poulson M, Norton PA
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to determine the long-term results after abdominal sacrocolpopexy.
STUDY DESIGN: Computer-coded procedure logs identified women who had an abdominal sacrocolpopexy performed from 1985 to 1992. Subjects answered a validated, condition-specific symptom questionnaire, a sexual function questionnaire, and a demographic survey. Failures were defined by reoperation or symptoms. The data were analyzed with use of the Student t test and the Fisher exact test.
RESULTS: At the time of surgery the subjects (n=38) had a mean age of 59.2 years (range 40-77 years), parity 4.03 (1-9), BMI 26.5 (18.6-40.2), and stage of prolapse 2.56 (0-4). The mean follow-up interval was 13.7 years (10-17 years). The total number of failures was 10 (26.3%), 4 (10.5%) because of reoperation and 6 (16%) because of symptoms. Symptom distress scores were low and similar between failures and successes. Twelve subjects were available for examination and most defects were noted in the anterior wall.
CONCLUSION: This long-term outcome analysis of abdominal sacrocolpopexy found the procedure to be durable with a 74% success rate at a mean follow-up of 13.7 years.Medical & Surgical Urology