The sacrospinous ligament: conveniently effective or effectively convenient?

Rane, A., Frazer, M., Jain, A., Kannan, K., and Iyer, J. (2011) The sacrospinous ligament: conveniently effective or effectively convenient? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 31 (5). pp. 366-370.

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The sacrospinous ligament has been used for over 50 years as a convenient structure for treating vaginal vault and more recently, uterine prolapse. The procedure has evolved over the years and its efficacy has been hotly debated with invariable comparisons made to abdominal sacral colpopexy. Mesh surgery has introduced a newer dimension to the debate. This review is an attempt to clarify the anatomy, reflect on various techniques and offer a critique on the current ‘status’ of the sacrospinous ligament.

Item ID: 19100
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1364-6893
Keywords: sacrospinous ligament, vault prolapse, anatomy, complications, cure rates
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 06:25
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920114 Reproductive System and Disorders @ 100%
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