Women's well-being after Manchester procedure for pelvic reconstruction with uterine preservation: A follow-up study Academic Article uri icon


  • This study describes the outcomes of a modified Manchester procedure on the quality of life and sexual functioning of women with elongation of the uterine cervix with or without pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Data on medical and demographic variables were collected from medical files and then women were invited to for follow-up examination and data collection. Follow-up data were collected from 53 out of 87 women who underwent reconstructive surgery with modified Manchester procedure (60.9% of the women). Prior the surgery, all women in this sample (n = 53) were medically examined and found to have uterine cervix elongation, 40/53 (75.4%) women also had cystocele, 10/53 women (18.8%) had uterine prolapse and 8/53 women (15.1%) had rectocele (all stages II-IV). On follow-up examination, all the cervical stumps were satisfactorily situated, recurrent cystocele was found among 12/53 women (22.6%) women; 13/53 (24.5%) had rectocele; and none of these women had uterine prolapse. Women with POP (cystocele and rectocele) (24/53) had less operative satisfaction (p = 0.004), lower quality of life (p < 0.05 in 3 out of 8 domains), and poorer sexual function (p = 0.03) compared to women without POP (29/53). The modified Manchester procedure including reconstructive surgery for women with cervix elongation, with or without POP, prevented recurrent uterine prolapse and was well received in terms of patient's satisfaction, quality of life, and sexual function.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012