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Combined Gynecologic Ca & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Surgery

Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg; ePub 2018 Oct 22; McConnell, et al

In appropriately selected patients, combined gynecologic cancer and pelvic floor dysfunction procedures are possible and can be safely performed without differences in postoperative complications, a new study found. The retrospective study included 129 women who underwent combined procedures compared with 25,838 women undergoing gynecologic cancer surgery alone. Researchers found:

  • Patients who underwent combined procedures were older, had lower body mass index (BMI), had higher preoperative albumin and hematocrit, and lower morbidity estimates.
  • Mean operative was longer with combined procedures.
  • There were no statistically significant differences in race, ethnicity, or medical comorbidities.
  • There were not statistically significant differences in postoperative complications or readmissions between the groups.

Citation:

McConnell NJ, Stewart RJ, Martin A, Gaskins JT, Medlin EE. The safety and feasibility of gynecologic cancer surgery combined with surgery for pelvic floor dysfunction. [Published online ahead of print October 22, 2018]. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. doi:10.1097/SPV.0000000000000621.