[Clinical practice guidelines: Summary of recommendations for first surgical treatment of female pelvic organ prolapse by 5 French academic societies: AFU, CNGOF, SIFUD-PP, SNFCP, and SCGP]

L Le Normand, M Cosson, F Cour, X Deffieux, L Donon, P Ferry, B Fatton, J-F Hermieu, H Marret, G Meurette, A Cortesse, L Wagner, X Fritel
Progrès en Urologie 2016, 26 Suppl 1: S1-7

OBJECTIVE: Providing clinical practice guidelines for first surgical treatment of female pelvic organ prolapse.

METHODS: Systematic literature review, level of evidence rating, external proofreading, and grading of recommendations by 5 French academic societies: Association française d'urologie, Collège national des gynécologues et obstétriciens français, Société interdisciplinaire d'urodynamique et de pelvi-périnéologie, Société nationale française de coloproctologie, and Société de chirurgie gynécologique et pelvienne.

RESULTS: It is useful to evaluate symptoms, their impact, women's expectations, and to describe the prolapse prior to surgery (Grade C). In the absence of any spontaneous or occult urinary sign, there is no reason to perform urodynamics (Grade C). When a sacrocolpopexy is indicated, laparoscopy is recommended (Grade B). A bowel preparation before vaginal (Grade B) or abdominal surgery (Grade C) is not recommended. There is no argument to systematically use a rectovaginal mesh to prevent rectocele (Grade C). The use of a vesicovaginal mesh by vaginal route should be discussed taking into account an uncertain long-term risk-benefit ratio (Grade B). Levator myorrhaphy is not recommended as a first-line rectocele treatment (Grade C). There is no indication for a vaginal mesh as a first-line rectocele treatment (Grade C). There is no reason to systematically perform a hysterectomy during prolapse repair (Grade C). It is possible to not treat stress incontinence at the time of prolapse repair, if the woman is advised of the possibility of a 2-step surgical treatment (Grade C). Clinical practice guidelines. © 2016 Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

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