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Novel method to demarcate bladder dissection during posthysterectomy sacrocolpopexy
Dr. Dengler is Fellow in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Strauchon is Director of Urogynecology, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia.
Dr. Gonzalez is Assistant Professor, Urogynecology Division, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda.
Dr. Gruber is Fellowship Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda.
The authors report no financial relationships relevant to this video.
Brought to you by the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. This video demonstrates a novel surgical technique that simplifies vesicovaginal dissection during posthysterectomy sacrocolpopexy. The surgeons demonstrate use of an 18 French Foley catheter and a rigid catheter guide, commonly used during midurethral sling placement, on multiple intraoperative patients. The bladder demarcator clearly identifies the bladder edge during dissection without limiting visibility. This easy, fast, new, and safe technique aids in identification of the bladder edge at the time of posthysterectomy sacrocolpopexy, which could help reduce bladder injury.