Comparison of Supine and Prone Patient Positioning in Female Patients Undergoing Excision of a Urethral Diverticulum

MANGIR N. , Inman R., Chapple C.

Journal of Urological Surgery, vol.8, no.1, pp.50-53, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jus.galenos.2021.0026
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Urological Surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-53
  • Keywords: Urethral diverticulum, prone position, surgical outcomes


Objective: Transvaginal excision of urethral diverticulum (UD) is the gold standard treatment for symptomatic women with UD. Complete UD excision can be challenging due to poor access to the surgical field, especially with proximal, circumferential and recurrent UD. Prone patient positioning has been suggested as an effective way of improving surgical access and vision compared to the traditional supine positioning. However, direct comparison of the two positions is yet to be performed. This study aimed to compare patients who underwent UD excision in prone and supine positions.