VOLUME 37 - NUMBER 3 - 2016

Robotic versus laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for apical prolapse: a case-control study

  • Cucinella G., Calagna G., Romano G., Di Buono G., Gugliotta G., Saitta S., Adile G., Manzone M., Accardi G., Perino A., Agrusa A.
  • Original Article, 113-117
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  • The apical prolapse has always been considered the most complex of the defects of the pelvic floor, for both the difficulty of the surgical corrective technique and for the high post-surgical recurrence rate. Today, the laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy can be considered the standard treatment for apical prolapse. In the last years, several author performed robotic sacrocolpopexy, obtaining positive results. So, we developed a casecontrol study in order to compare the surgical outcome of robotic group with a control group of laparoscopic approach in patients with symptomatic apical pro-lapsed between January 2015 and December 2015 at University Hospital Policlinico “P. Giaccone” and Ospedali Riuniti “Villa Sofia-Cervello”, Palermo. Our experience shows that robotic sacrocolpopexy can be considered in positive way for clinical results obtained: all procedures were executed with no complications, we noted a lower intraoperative blood loss and a shorter hospital stay than in laparoscopic group. Although the mean operative time and the economic costs are higher in robotic surgery, this study demonstrates that the use of robotic platform for repairing of symptomatic apical vaginal prolapse is feasible, safe and associated with short-term satisfactory results, representing therefore a valid alternative to laparoscopic approach.

  • KEY WORDS: Robotic surgery - Sacrocolpopexy - Robotic sacrocolpopexy - Laparoscopic surgery - Apical prolapse.