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To Compare the Effectiveness of Traditional Anterior Colporrhaphy, Posterior Colpoperineorrhaphy with Site-specific Anterior and Posterior Repair for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Krutika Bhalerao, Anuja V Bhalerao, Amishi Vora

Citation Information : Bhalerao K, Bhalerao AV, Vora A. To Compare the Effectiveness of Traditional Anterior Colporrhaphy, Posterior Colpoperineorrhaphy with Site-specific Anterior and Posterior Repair for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2017; 5 (2):92-98.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10032-1114

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common health problem affecting 40% multiparous women above 35 years of age. Lifetime risk of women requiring surgery for recurrence is 10%. The POP is intricious due to complex pelvic anatomy, and difficulty increases due to tissue weakness, lack of evidence-based surgical guidelines, and lack of standardized definition for surgical success, which results in highly variable estimates of success.


To compare the effectiveness of traditional anteroposterior repair with site-specific repair with concomitant vaginal hysterectomy with respect to anatomical considerations by POP-Q and functional or symptomatic considerations, complications, duration of surgery, and recurrence.

Materials and methods

This hospital-based randomized controlled trial was carried out at a tertiary care hospital from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015 over a period of 3 years after obtaining ethical committee approval. All women attending the gynecological outpatient department having symptoms of mass coming out of vagina were subjected to detailed history and examination and 51 women underwent traditional anterior and posterior repair and 44 women underwent site-specific repair with concomitant hysterectomy, with random sampling according to computerized sheet. The effectiveness of both the surgeries was assessed and compared.


There was statistically significant improvement in all the sites of POP-Q points using traditional repair and site-specific repair. When compared, site-specific repair by POP-Q was better than traditional method.


Site-specific repair of decussated natural tissue has great curative potential, and success is attributable to site-specific repair, rather than nonspecific scar formation by traditional method. Thus, it is important to properly quantify the repair to be done, whether anterior or posterior, and perform site-specific repair.

How to cite this article

Bhalerao AV, Vora A, Bhalerao K, Garg R. To Compare the Effectiveness of Traditional Anterior Colporrhaphy, Posterior Colpoperineorrhaphy with Site-specific Anterior and Posterior Repair for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2017;5(2):92-98.

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