VOLUME 34 - NUMBER 5-6 - 2013

Technique and outcomes about a new laparoscopic procedure: the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Suspension (POPS)

  • Ceci F., Spaziani E., Corelli S., Casciaro G., Martellucci A., Costantino A., Napoleoni A., Cipriani B., Nicodemi S., Di Grazia C., Avallone M., Orsini S., Tudisco A., Aiuti F., Stagnitti F.
  • Original Article, 141-144
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  • Pelvic organ prolapse suspension (POPS) is a recent surgical procedure for one-stage treatment of multiorgan female pelvic prolapse. This study evaluates the preliminary results of laparoscopic POPS in 54 women with a mean age of 55.2 and a BMI of 28.3. Patients underwent at the same time stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) to correct the residual rectal prolapse. We had no relapses and the preliminary results were excellent. We evaluated the patients after 1 year follow-up and we confirmed the validity of our treatment. The technique is simplier than traditional treatments with an important reduction or completely disappearance of the pre-operative symptomatology.

  • KEY WORDS: POPS - Prolapse - Laparoscopy - Pelvic floor.