Wioletta Katarzyna Szepieniec
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland

Title: Preperitoneal laparoscopic lateral repair, operation in pelvic organ prolapse – a novel approach
Time: 13:50 - 14:20


Wioletta K. Szepieniec graduated medicine from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and did her specialization in gynecology and obstetrics in Germany where she worked for 10 years. Her main focus over the years and still to today is urogynecology but also breast surgery and aesthetic gynecology. In 2014 she moved to Poland where she has continued her work in urogynecology and operative gynecology. She is currently senior doctor of the Department of Gynecology and Urogynecology at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University

Research Interest


Introduction  and  methods:  The  aim  of  this  study  is  to  show  a  novel  approach  of  the  repair  of  the  lateral  paravaginal  defect  causing  the  cystocele.  The  extraperitoneal  (preperitoneal)  approach  has  its  advantages  and  can  be  used  in  patients  with  comorbidities  and  in  obese  patients.  The  main  advantage  of  this  procedure  is  omitting  of  the  pneumoperitoneum  and  of  the  Trendelenburg  position  during  the  operation.  The  avoiding  of  peritoneal  adhesions  is  also  important.

Results:  This  study  presents  the  first  results  of  this  novel  approach  on  27  patients.  All  of  the  patients  have  a  cystocele  POP  Q  2  and  59%  of  them  concomitant  stress  urinary  incontinence  due  to  lateral  defect  of  the  vesico-vaginal  fascia.  Mean operation time was 80 minutes.  After  the  operation  by  all  of  the  patients  was  achieved  the  reduction  of  the  cystocele  to  POP  Q  I  or  0.  Follow-up  after  6  months  revealed  only  1  recurrence  of  the  cystocele.  Quality  of  life  was  controlled  with  PIFQ  Questionnaire  and  revealed  a  statistical  improvement  from  average  6,8  point  before  operation  to  average  0,7  points  after  (p<0,05).

Conclusion:  Preperitoneal  laparoscopic  lateral  defect  repair  is  a  relatively  fast  operation.  It  is  feasible  also  for  obese  women  and  for  patients  with  cardiac  risk,  because  of  the  omitted  Trendelenburg  position  and  pneumoperitoneum.  Postoperative  can  be  achieved  a  very  satisfied  effect  with  the  reduction  of  patient’s  complaints  and  reduction  of  the  cystocele.