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(Un)Forgotten Neugebauer-Le Fort operation. Paramedian closure of the vagina – safe and effective surgical procedure for treating of pelvic organ prolapse in older women

Aleksandra Szcześniewska, Marian Szpakowski, Jacek Władziński, Tomasz Stetkiewicz, Jacek R. Wilczyński
DOI: 10.17772/gp/2063
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Ginekol Pol 2015;86(3).

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Objectives: The aim of the study is to present data concerning Neugebauer-Le Fort operations performed at the Gynecologic Oncology Clinic, Polish Mother’s Health Center Research Institute in Lodz between 2000-2009, including the effects of the surgeries on improving quality of life. Material and methods: Our research included all patients (90 women) operated due to total pelvic organ prolapse (stage IV of POP-Q) in Gynecologic Oncology Clinic. The data was collected retrospectively from medical records. Results of the treatment were evaluated based upon surveys and control checkups. The p-value of 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Mean patient age was 76.5 years. The analysis of medical records showed that 35% of the subjects had a BMI index >30. Out of 90 patients, 53%, 30% and 4% of the women had 2, 3, and 4 natural deliveries, respectively, whereas 16% had forceps delivery. Of the 65 operated patients, in more than 92% all the symptoms connected with pelvic organ prolapse disappeared. Problems with the urinary tract (urinary incontinence ‘de novo’, urinary tract infections) emerged in 13% and constipation in 5% of the women. As far as improved quality of life after the surgery is concerned, 93% of the subjects answered 4 and 5 (in a scale from 1 to 5). Conclusions: Neugebauer-Le Fort surgery is characterized by high effectiveness both, in objective research and subjective ratings of the operated patients. A high safety profile constitutes a great advantage of the surgery, as was confirmed in our study. In carefully selected group of patients with stage IV of POP-Q, Neugebauer-Le Fort surgery is a safe and effective procedure.

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Objectives: The aim of the study is to present data concerning Neugebauer-Le Fort operations performed at the Gynecologic Oncology Clinic, Polish Mother’s Health Center Research Institute in Lodz between 2000-2009, including the effects of the surgeries on improving quality of life. Material and methods: Our research included all patients (90 women) operated due to total pelvic organ prolapse (stage IV of POP-Q) in Gynecologic Oncology Clinic. The data was collected retrospectively from medical records. Results of the treatment were evaluated based upon surveys and control checkups. The p-value of 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Mean patient age was 76.5 years. The analysis of medical records showed that 35% of the subjects had a BMI index >30. Out of 90 patients, 53%, 30% and 4% of the women had 2, 3, and 4 natural deliveries, respectively, whereas 16% had forceps delivery. Of the 65 operated patients, in more than 92% all the symptoms connected with pelvic organ prolapse disappeared. Problems with the urinary tract (urinary incontinence ‘de novo’, urinary tract infections) emerged in 13% and constipation in 5% of the women. As far as improved quality of life after the surgery is concerned, 93% of the subjects answered 4 and 5 (in a scale from 1 to 5). Conclusions: Neugebauer-Le Fort surgery is characterized by high effectiveness both, in objective research and subjective ratings of the operated patients. A high safety profile constitutes a great advantage of the surgery, as was confirmed in our study. In carefully selected group of patients with stage IV of POP-Q, Neugebauer-Le Fort surgery is a safe and effective procedure.
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pelvic organ prolapse / Neugebauer-Le Fort’s operation / / quality of life / postoperative complications /

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(Un)Forgotten Neugebauer-Le Fort operation. Paramedian closure of the vagina – safe and effective surgical procedure for treating of pelvic organ prolapse in older women

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

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Vol 86, No 3 (2015)

DOI

10.17772/gp/2063

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Ginekol Pol 2015;86(3).

Keywords

pelvic organ prolapse / Neugebauer-Le Fort’s operation / / quality of life / postoperative complications /

Authors

Aleksandra Szcześniewska
Marian Szpakowski
Jacek Władziński
Tomasz Stetkiewicz
Jacek R. Wilczyński

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