Anatomic outcomes of vaginal mesh procedure (Prolift) compared with uterosacral ligament suspension and abdominal sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse: a Fellows' Pelvic Research Network study

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Aged; Female; Gynecologic Surgical Procedures; Humans; Middle Aged; Pelvic Organ Prolapse; Retrospective Studies; *Suburethral Slings; *Surgical Mesh; Treatment Outcome


Obstetrics and Gynecology


OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare apical support anatomic outcomes following vaginal mesh procedure (VMP) (Prolift) to uterosacral ligament suspension (USLS) and abdominal sacrocolpopexy (ASC).

STUDY DESIGN: This multicenter, retrospective chart review compared apical anatomic success (stage 0 or 1 based on point C or D of the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification), level of vaginal apex (point C or D) 3-6 months after prolapse repair at 10 US centers between 2004 and 2007.

RESULTS: VMP, USLS, and ASC were performed for 206, 231, and 305 subjects respectively. There was no difference in apical success after VMP (98.8%) compared with USLS (99.1%) or ASC (99.3%) (both P = 1.00) 3-6 months after surgery. The average elevation of the vaginal apex was lower after VMP (-6.9 cm) than USLS (-8.05 cm) and ASC (-8.5 cm) (both P < .001)

CONCLUSION: Patients undergoing VMP have similar apical success compared with USLS and ASC despite lower vaginal apex 3-6 month after surgery.

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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Nov;201(5):519.e1-8. Epub 2009 Aug 28. Link to article on publisher's site

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American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

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