INTRODUCTION: Colpocleisis is a vaginal obliterative procedure that is performed for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), especially in elderly women. To evaluate the anatomical success rate, improvements in POP symptoms and urinary and defaecatory symptoms, and surgical satisfaction and regret of patient 12 months after colpocleisis.
METHODS: Twenty-two females who underwent colpocleisis during 2013–2016 were evaluated retrospectively. Assessment of the pelvic organ prolapse quantification (POP-Q) system and the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI-20) preoperatively and at 1 year after surgery; the Surgical Satisfaction Questionnaire (SSQ-8) that include question related with the regret of surgery was also completed 1 year after surgery.
RESULTS: Significant improvements in the total PFDI-20 score and subscale scores (all p < 0.001) were evident 1 year after colpocleisis; the POP-Q stage of all patients was ≤1, the SSQ-8 total score was 86. There is no regret because of the loss of sexual intercourse.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The anatomical and functional outcomes of colpocleisis were satisfactory 12 months after surgery.