What is the definition of rectopexy or proctopexy?
The suturing of the rectum to an adjacent structure, usually the sacrum.
What is the definition of sacrocolpopexy?
This is a surgical procedure to correct pelvic organ prolapse.
List potential complications of ventral rectopexy?
Complications include recurrence of prolapse, post-operative sepsis including regional infective discitis, bowel obstruction and or post-operative ileus, urinary incontinence or urgency and occasionally defecation problems. Normal post-surgical complications include bleeding/ hematoma, vascular and or visceral injury(arterial /venous/ureter/bladder/bowel/vaginal etc)
What gynaecological procedure is usually performed at the time of sacrocolpopexy if not already present?
Usually, a hysterectomy is performed.
Annotated 3D and MPR MIP images demonstrate the lumbosacral titanium surgical tacks applied to the sacral promontory (anterior longitudinal ligament).