Infracoccygeal sacropexy improves the quality of life of women with uterine prolapse.

Research paper by Mee Ran MR Kim, Jin Hong JH Kim, Hyun Hee HH Cho

Indexed on: 05 Feb '08Published on: 05 Feb '08Published in: Maturitas


This study evaluated the quality of life following infracoccygeal sacropexy in patients with pelvic organ prolapse by using the short versions of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI-20) and the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ-7).We prospectively studied 35 women who underwent infracoccygeal sacropexy for the management of uterine or stump prolapse. The recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse was assessed 6 months after surgery. The prolapse, urinary, and colorectal scales of PFDI-20 and PFIQ-7 were assessed at baseline and 6 months after surgery.The preoperative grade of prolapse was 2.7+/-0.7; 6 months after the surgery, it decreased to 0.4+/-0.6. PFDI-20 and its 3 respective scales demonstrated statistically significant improvements following the surgery (P<0.05). (POPDI-6 score, 57.7+/-12.3 vs. 41.6+/-8.3; CRADI-8 score, 36.6+/-7.2 vs. 28.5+/-3.2; and UDI-6 score, 57.1+/-14.8 vs. 33.9+/-7.6; preoperatively vs. postoperatively) The three scales of PFIQ-7, namely, UIQ-7, CRAIQ-7, and POPIQ-7, exhibited statistically significant improvements after the surgery (UIQ-7 score, 22.3+/-5.6 vs. 9.8+/-3.8; CRAIQ-7 score, 11.1+/-4.2 vs. 28.8+/-7.1; and POPIQ-7 score, 38.7+/-12.5 vs. 16.9+/-7.8; preoperatively vs. postoperatively).Infracoccygeal sacropexy was an effective method for the management of uterine/stump prolapse; further, it improved the quality of life of women with pelvic organ prolapse.

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