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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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MENDEZ DELGADILLO, Litzy M.; VELAZQUEZ CASTELLANOS, Patricia Inés  and  GODOY RODRIGUEZ, Nancy. Patient’s satisfaction and pelvic symptoms after colpocleisis technique. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2017, vol.40, n.2, pp.05-07. ISSN 1012-2966.

The colpocleisis as obliterans technique is conducted since 1823 and is offered as an alternative to surgical treatment of prolapse type III and IV patients with no sexual desire for life and morbidity risks transsurgical. There is much evidence of the degree of post-surgical patient satisfaction Objective: to determine the degree of satisfaction of patients undergoing colpocleisis and urinary symptoms most frequently encountered throughout the first year post-surgery Methods:cross-sectional study is not experimental. validated questionnaire post-surgical satisfaction in patients undergoing colpocleisis during periods 2013-2014, by telephone, in his first post-surgical year was applied. The data obtained are tabulated Results: total patients were surveyed between satisfied and very satisfied and indicated they would undergo surgery. The average age of patients was 76 years. 50% of patients had urinary urge incontinence, anal incontinence 15%, 35% showed no symptoms. Patients who had type IV prolapses, presented some pelvic symptoms. Conclusion: The level of satisfaction delas patients undergoing colpocleisis is high, you can continue to offer as surgical alternative for women without sexual activity, the most common pelvic symptoms were urinary urge incontinence and anal incontinence in patients with higher degree of prolapse.

Keywords : colpocleisis; post-surgical satisfaction; urinary urge incontinence; pelvic organ prolapse.

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