Minimally invasive surgery in pelvic floor repair.
Zwain O, Aoun J, and Eisenstein D. Minimally invasive surgery in pelvic floor repair. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2017
Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the use and efficacy of minimally invasive surgery in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair. This review summarizes surgical options for management of POP with special emphasis on minimally invasive surgical approach and discusses the recent experience and feasibility of integrating robot-assisted technology.
RECENT FINDINGS: Minimally invasive approaches have equal efficacy and less morbidity than laparotomy for POP repair, particularly apical prolapse. Robotics may facilitate the rate of minimally invasive surgery for POP repair with greater cost and as yet no proven superiority for conventional laparoscopy.
SUMMARY: Minimally invasive surgery is the preferred approach to POP repair. Conventional laparoscopic or robotic sacral colpopexy is recommended for apical defect and procidentia.
Medical Subject Headings
Female; Humans; Laparoscopy; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Pelvic Floor; Pelvic Organ Prolapse; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Robotic Surgical Procedures; Robotics; Surgery, Computer-Assisted; Surgical Mesh; Treatment Outcome; Urinary Incontinence, Stress; Uterus; Vagina