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Concomitant POPUI Procedures & Gynecologic Cancer Surgery

Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg; ePub 2018 Apr 4; Bochenska, et al

Postoperative complications may not increase when concomitant surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and/or urinary incontinence (POPUI) is done at the time of gynecologic cancer surgery, a recent study suggests. Researchers identified 23,501 women with a diagnosis of a gynecologic malignancy. They found:

  • They most common gynecologic malignancy included uterine (63%), ovarian (25%), and cervical cancer (8%).
  • Only 2.4% of women undergoing gynecologic cancer surgery had a concomitant pelvic organ prolapse and/or urinary incontinence (POPUI) procedure.
  • The most commonly performed POPUI procedures included anterior and/or posterior colporrhaphy, laparoscopic colpopexy, and midurethral sling.
  • There were no difference in 30-day reoperation.


Bochenska K, Mueller M, Geynisman-Tan J, et al. Concomitant repair of pelvic floor disorders in women undergoing surgery for gynecologic malignancies. [Published online ahead of print April 4, 2018]. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. doi:10.1097/SPV.0000000000000579.