Surgery for vaginal vault prolapse

Source:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE);OptionGrid
Publication date:
02 April 2019

Abstract

Vaginal vault prolapse happens when the top of the vagina (the vault) slips from its normal position and sags down. It sometimes happens after a hysterectomy (removal of the womb). Vaginal vault prolapse can cause discomfort and problems with urination.   If you have tried to manage your condition without surgery but this hasn’t worked, or you don’t want to try other treatments, you might like to think about surgery. This decision aid can help you and your surgeon decide together which type of surgery is best for you. You might also decide that you don’t want to have any surgery.