A new approach to supracervical hysterectomy during laparoscopic sacral colpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse: A randomized clinical trial

Giuseppe Campagna, Andrea Morciano, Cristiano Rossitto, Giovanni Panico, Angelica Naldini, Alfredo Ercoli, Mauro Cervigni, Giovanni Scambia

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Aims: Laparoscopic sacral colpopexy (LSC) for pelvic prolapse is a complex procedure, characterized by long operative times and, when combined with supracervical hysterectomy, by a high risk of spreading of unsuspected cancerous tissue. The aim of the present study was to compare, in patients who underwent hysterectomy plus LSC for severe POP, different methods for cervical incision and uterine morcellation. Methods: This is a prospective single Institution randomized double-blinded clinical trial enrolling 124 patients with severe POP from June 2014 to May 2015. Patients underwent laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) plus LSC for pelvic organ prolapse and were randomized in Group 1 (monopolar hook and conventional mechanical morcellator) and Group 2 (bipolar laparoscopic loop and bipolar morcellator), for supracervical incision and uterine morcellation, respectively. Our primary endpoints were the operative times and the secondary endpoints the incidence of intra- or post-operative complications. Results: A total of 50 patients for group completed the study. Baseline characteristics were similar between the groups. Cervical cutting time (32 vs. 3.10 sec; P <0.01), morcellation (4.10 vs. 2.13 min; P <0.01) and operative time (131 vs. 118 min; P <0.05) resulted significantly lower in Group 2. No differences were found in terms of intra- or post-operative complications. Conclusions: Laparoscopic bipolar loop and morcellator guaranteed a faster and hemostatic tool during supracervical incision and a controlled and rotation-free uterine extraction. The significant surgical time reduction linked to these devices should be considered even more helpful and effective to perform a complex procedure represented by LSH plus LSC. Neurourol. Urodynam. 36:798–802, 2017. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)798-802
Number of pages5
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Aged
  • Double-Blind Method
  • FDA
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurology (clinical)
  • Operative Time
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urology
  • bipolar loop
  • bipolar morcellator
  • laparoscopy
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • sacral colpopexy
  • supracervical hysterectomy


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