Prolapse repair after anterior exenteration

Bladder Cancer

Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Jul 31. doi: 10.1007/s00192-020-04465-4. Online ahead of print.


This report presents our experience in performing prolapse repair after anterior exenteration. The patient had a history of invasive bladder cancer and underwent a robotically assisted laparoscopic anterior exenteration with extended bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection and creation of an Indiana pouch continent diversion. Her pelvic organ prolapse progressed over time despite multiple pessary fittings. She eventually decided to proceed with pelvic reconstructive surgery 6 years after her

cancer surgery. She underwent a successful vaginal native tissue reconstruction with uterosacral ligament suspension, posterior repair and reconstruction of the anterior compartment. The patient has been followed for 16 months without recurrent prolapse. Vaginal native tissue pelvic reconstruction is feasible in a patient with a history of pelvic exenteration.