Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging before and 6 months after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy
SourceInternational Urogynecology Journal, 25, 4, (2014), pp. 507-15
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International Urogynecology Journal
SubjectRadboudumc 0: Other Research RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this study was to correlate dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) measurements and pelvic floor symptoms in order to determine the value of dynamic MRI for evaluating vaginal vault prolapse both before and 6 months after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center cohort study in 43 patients who underwent a modified laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy/hysteropexy operation using bone-anchor fixation and synthetic mesh. The study included dynamic MRI, POP-Q staging, and validated questionnaires before and 6 months after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy. To assess MRI data, the pubococcygeal reference line and specifically defined anatomical landmarks for the separate compartments were used. Differences between pre- and postoperative measurements were evaluated with the Wilcoxon signed-rank test, and correlations at the 0.05 level were considered to be significant (Pearson correlation, two tailed). RESULTS: At 6 months, a statistically significant improvement was seen in POP-Q staging for all compartments. Dynamic MRI measurements only revealed a significant improvement after surgery for the apical compartment. The correlation between (changes in) MRI measurements, POP-Q measurements, and validated questionnaires was poor. CONCLUSIONS: The value of dynamic MRI for evaluating and documenting changes in vaginal vault support and position after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy is limited due to the poor correlation with both POP-Q staging and pelvic floor symptoms.
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