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
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
DOI of Published Version
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Nov;201(5):519.e1-8. Epub 2009 Aug 28. Link to article on publisher's site
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Sanses TV, Shahryarinejad A, Molden S, Hoskey KA, Abbasy S, Patterson D, Saks EK, Weber Lebrun EE, Gamble TL, King VG, Nguyen AL, Abed H, Young SB. (2009). 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. Obstetrics and Gynecology Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2009.07.004. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/obgyn_pp/12