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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390

Vol.31 - Nº 4 - Dic. 2015

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Anterior colposuspension with transobturator mesh: a new technique to treat anterior colpocele

Rev Med Urug 2015; 31: 282-287
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Introduction: the critical area of apical support for the vesicovaginal fascia is the peri-cervical ring, which does not exist in women who have undergone hysterectomies. Thus, the analysis and development of new therapies for colpocele with smaller posterior relapse is critical for urogynecologic surgery.

Objective: to present a new surgical technique for treatment of anterior colpocele

Method: the study presents the first ten cases of women who were operated with a new surgical technique in treatment for anterior colpocele through the vagina. The technique under the name CATO (following the Spanish words: CATO (C-colposuspension, A-anterior, TO-transobturator) is based on repairing the anterior colpocele defect (central, medium or peri-cervical) using her own tissue, which is fixed to a new structure created by placing a mesh ribbon through a posterior transobturator.

Results: no intraoperative complications were recorded; there was one case of immediate postoperative vesicovaginal hematoma. As to functional results, no vesical dysfunctions were recorded. Upon follow up, it is worth pointing out all patients show normal Aa and Bb stitches. Nos complications arose for the mesh used.

The technique is safe, it respects functional anatomy and may be replicated by trained gynecologists who are familiar with the posterior transobturator approach. Long term follow up will reveal whether this new technique developed by our team may become part of the surgical toolkit for treating pelvic floor pathology.