Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Aug;179:5-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.04.035. Epub 2014 May 6.
Ibrahim A1, Eltohamy O1, Ibrahim M1, Ellaithy MI2, Bahaa A1, Elkady M1, Samaha I1.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol
AbstractOBJECTIVE: Sacrospinous colpopexy (SSC) is a well-known surgical technique to correct apical support defect, however its approach is still challenging. The current study describes an alternative and economic approach for suture placement in the sacrospinous ligament during SSC using Masson luethy needle holder.STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study was conducted in a tertiary care center. The study recruited women with uterovaginal prolapse or post hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse scheduled for SSC as a constructive surgery for vaginal superior segment defect. Eligible women were assigned to have SSC using Masson luethy needle holder (Group I) for suture placement in the sacrospinous ligament. The control group (Group II) consisted of a group of patients who had SSC using Deschamps ligature carrier.RESULTS: By the end of the study, 104 women underwent SSC. (Group I) included 55 women while (Group II) included 49 women. The mean SSC operative time was significantly shorter in (Group I) [109±33min versus 206±67min in (Group II), p<0001], with a mean difference of 10.5min [95% CI, 74-136]. This difference in SSC operative time was due to faster suture placement in (Group I) [47±14min versus 153±46min in (Group II), p<0001]. The mean SSC related operative blood loss was significantly less in (Group I) [582±349ml versus 985±463ml in (Group II), p<0001]. The perioperative complications, recurrence and cure rates were similar in both groups.CONCLUSION: Using Masson luethy needle holder reduced the difficulty associated with suture placement during SSC and allowed the completion of the procedure within a significantly shorter time.Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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