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Welcome to the comprehensive Health library of Maternal Gynerations. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Surgery for Vaginal Vault ProlapseProlapso del ³rgano p©lvico: Cirug­a para el prolapso de la cºpula vaginal

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Surgery for Vaginal Vault Prolapse

Cutaway view of vagina
Vaginal vault prolapse

Vaginal vault prolapse is when the walls of the vagina fall in on themselves. This can happen after the uterus has been removed. The goal of surgery is to repair the problem and relieve your symptoms.

Cutaway view of vagina
Vaginal vault suspension

The Surgical Procedure

A vaginal vault suspension may be used to correct vaginal vault prolapse. This type of surgery can be done through the vagina or the abdomen. The vagina is attached to strong tissue in the pelvis or to the sacrum (a bone at the base of the spine that forms the back of the pelvis).

Possible Risks and Complications of Surgery

  • Infection

  • Bleeding

  • Risks of anesthesia

  • Damage to nerves, muscles, or nearby pelvic structures

  • Blood clots

  • Prolapse of the pelvic organ or organs occurring again

Your Incisions

During surgery, the doctor reaches your pelvic organs through the vagina or the abdomen. An incision may be made in the vaginal wall. If incisions are made on the abdomen (lower belly), they can be vertical (up and down) or transverse (across).

Incision site
Incision made in vaginal wall.

Incision site
Abdominal incisions.

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00


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