The value of simultaneous hysterectomy during Burch colposuspension for urinary stress incontinence

R Langer, R Ron-El, M Neuman, A Herman, I Bukovsky, E Caspi
Obstetrics and Gynecology 1988, 72 (6): 866-9
The effect of concomitant hysterectomy during colposuspension on the cure rate of genuine stress incontinence was evaluated prospectively in 45 patients. Twenty-two women underwent a colposuspension only (no-hysterectomy group) and 23 had a concomitant abdominal hysterectomy and cul-de-sac obliteration (hysterectomy group). Twenty-five months postoperatively, no differences were found in the cure rate for urinary stress incontinence between the two groups (95.5 and 95.7% for the no-hysterectomy and the hysterectomy group, respectively). In the no-hysterectomy group, three patients (13.6%) had enterocele formation after surgery; this complication did not occur in any of the patients in the hysterectomy group.

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