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Long-term efficacy and patient satisfaction of Le Fort colpocleisis for the treatment of severe pelvic organ prolapse

Yi-Ting Wang, Kun Zhang, Hui-Fang Wang, Jun-Fang Yang, Yao Ying, Jin-Song Han
International Urogynecology Journal 2020 June 29
32601781

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to investigate the long-term efficacy and patient satisfaction of Le Fort colpocleisis for the treatment of severe pelvic organ prolapse.

METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients who underwent Le Fort colpocleisis from January 2007 to August 2018 in our hospital. Follow-up was conducted via outpatient visits or the telephone. Records were reviewed for anatomical recurrence, complications, urinary and intestinal symptoms post-operation, reoperation rate, patient satisfaction, Patient Global Impression of Improvement (PGI-I) score, regret rate etc. RESULTS: A total of 208 patients underwent follow-up. The follow-up time was 60.7 ± 34.18 (12-140) months. There were no intraoperative complications. Postoperative urinary retention occurred in 3.8% of patients (8 out of 208). There was no anatomical recurrence. New or more severe urinary symptoms occurred in 8.7% of patients (18 out of 208); new or more severe intestinal symptoms occurred in 1.9% of patients (4 out of 208). The reoperation rate was 1.44% (3 out of 208). Three cases of reoperation occurred for the following reasons: a case of severe stress urinary incontinence, a case of abscess in the vaginal septum, and a case of uterine malignancy after 2 years of colpocleisis. Patient satisfaction was as follows: 98.6% (205 out of 208) of patients were very satisfied. The PGI-I score was very much improved or improved in 99.5% (207 out of 208) of patients. A total of 0.96% (2 out of 208) of patients regretted undergoing colpocleisis.

CONCLUSIONS: The long-term follow-up results showed that Le Fort colpocleisis was a safe and effective surgical procedure associated with high satisfaction. There was a very low regret rate, but the procedure should be taken seriously.

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