Cystoscopy at the Time of Prolapse Repair

Publication Date: July 8, 2018
Last Updated: March 14, 2022


  • Cystoscopy can identify lower genitourinary tract injury intraoperatively and prevent patient morbidity.
  • Ureteral efflux should be confirmed when cystoscopy is performed during pelvic organ prolapse reconstructive surgery; multiple agents exist to aid with this if needed.
  • Universal cystoscopy should be performed at the time of all pelvic organ prolapse reconstructive operations, with the exception of operations solely for posterior compartment defects.

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Cystoscopy at the Time of Prolapse Repair

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

July 8, 2018

Last Updated Month/Year

June 8, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Operating and recovery room, Radiology services

Intended Users

Radiology technologist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D056887 - Pelvic Organ Prolapse, D005836 - Genitalia, Female


pelvic organ prolapse, prolapse repair, cystoscopy, pelvic reconstruction

Source Citation

Cohen, Seth A. MD; Carberry, Cassandra L. MD, MS; Smilen, Scott W. MD American Urogynecologic Society Consensus Statement: Cystoscopy at the Time of Prolapse Repair, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: 7/8 2018 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p 258-259 doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000529