Uterine prolapse after laparoscopic uterosacral transection in nulliparous airborne trainees. A report of three cases

J Reprod Med. 1996 Apr;41(4):279-82.


Background: Laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation (LUNA) has become a common alternative therapy for refractory dysmenorrhea. Few long-term complications have been reported.

Cases: Severe uterine prolapse was diagnosed in three young female soldiers during or after the rigors of airborne training. All three had previously undergone LUNA procedures. No other risk factors for uterine prolapse could be identified in these cases.

Conclusion: The etiology of uterine prolapse is complex, and although no conclusions as to cause and effect can be made, these cases suggest that LUNA should be performed with caution on women whose occupation or life-style is associated with heavy physical labor or exercises producing marked increases in intraabdominal pressure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Contraindications
  • Dysmenorrhea / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / adverse effects*
  • Military Personnel*
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology*
  • Physical Exertion
  • United States
  • Uterine Prolapse / diagnosis
  • Uterine Prolapse / etiology*
  • Uterus / innervation
  • Uterus / surgery