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Robotically assisted laparoscopic lateral suspension: a step-by-step approach aiming to standardize a novel procedure

Published inInternational urogynecology journal, vol. 34, no. 5, p. 1131-1134
Publication date2023-05
First online date2023-02-24

Introduction and hypothesis: The aim of this video is to show a step-by-step approach to robotically assisted laparoscopic lateral suspension for pelvic organ prolapse aiming to standardize this procedure.

Methods: This video shows a robotically assisted laparoscopic approach to a POP-Q stage 3 prolapse with a combined anterior and apical defect. First, the trocars are positioned, with one 8-mm trocar, two lateral trocars 5 cm above the anterior-superior iliac spine, and a 10-mm assistant trocar either paraumbilically or suprapubically. Second, the uterovesical pouch is dissected up to 2 cm above the level of the bladder neck. The mesh is then fixed to the vesicovaginal fascia and to the isthmus uteri. Next, a laparoscopic forceps is inserted retroperitoneally through the lateral trocars and the lateral arms of the mesh are pulled retroperitoneally. The peritoneum of the uterovesical fold is sutured, including round ligament plication. Finally, the lateral arms of the peritoneum are fixed to the peritoneum of the abdominal wall.

Conclusions: Robotically assisted laparoscopic lateral suspension is a safe alternative to laparoscopic and robotically assisted laparoscopic sacropexy and very well suited for uterine-preserving POP surgery. This video contributes to the standardization of this procedure, and we believe our video to be useful in helping urogynecologists to perform this innovative procedure.

  • Laparoscopic lateral suspension
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Robotic surgery
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Female
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse / surgery
  • Peritoneum
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Surgical Mesh
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Uterus
Citation (ISO format)
LANGE, Sören, CHATZIIOANNIDOU, Kyriaki, DAELLENBACH, Patrick Peter. Robotically assisted laparoscopic lateral suspension: a step-by-step approach aiming to standardize a novel procedure. In: International urogynecology journal, 2023, vol. 34, n° 5, p. 1131–1134. doi: 10.1007/s00192-023-05477-6
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ISSN of the journal0937-3462

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