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Richter's sacrospinous ligament fixation of the prolapsed vaginal vault

Abstract

The description of the Richter's sacrospinous ligament fixation of the prolapsed vaginal vault covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of vaginal vault prolapse following hysterectomy. Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: posterior colpotomy, opening of fossae, exposure, sutures, checking the hemostasis, myorrhaphy, suspension of vaginal floor, end of procedure, complications. Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.

  • 3425
  • 2002-03-01