Robot-assisted laparoscopic pectouteropexy: an alternative uterus-sparing technique for pelvic organ prolapse surgery

Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Nov;28(11):1751-1753. doi: 10.1007/s00192-017-3326-3. Epub 2017 Apr 10.


The aim of this video is to demonstrate the alternative technique of robot-assisted laparoscopic pectouteropexy for uterus preservation in obese patients with pelvic organ prolapse. We present the case report of a 44-year-old patient with apical pelvic organ prolapse. A pelvic examination was performed during a Valsalva maneuver in the dorsal lithotomy position and in the standing position, and the patient was diagnosed with stage III apical prolapse in accordance with the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system of the International Continence Society (POP-Q: Аа -1, Ва 0, Вр 0, С +2). We performed the procedure, which was developed as an alternative to sacrocolpopexy or sacrouteropexy, as described by Banerjee and Noé (Arch Gynecol Obstet 284:24-28, 2011). Pectouteropexy is a new method for prolapse surgery that uses the lateral parts of the iliopectineal ligament for bilateral mesh fixation of the descended structures and provides strong apical support. We believe that robot-assisted laparoscopic pectouteropexy is a valuable alternative approach for uterus-preserving pelvic organ prolapse surgery owing to its better robot maneuverability, reduced operating time, and better visualization in obese patients.

Keywords: Minimally invasive surgery; Pectouteropexy; Robotic surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Obesity / complications
  • Organ Sparing Treatments / methods*
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse / complications
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse / surgery*
  • Robotics