An ambispective observational study in the safety and efficacy of posterior colporrhaphy with composite Vicryl-Prolene mesh

Lim, Y.N., Rane, Ajay, and Muller, R. (2005) An ambispective observational study in the safety and efficacy of posterior colporrhaphy with composite Vicryl-Prolene mesh. International Urogynecology Journal, 16 (2). pp. 126-131.

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Abstract

There is increasing evidence to show that the use of surgical meshes reduces recurrence rates of hernia repair and anterior vaginal wall prolapse. The aim of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of posterior colporrhaphy with mesh in patients with posterior vaginal prolapse. An ambispective observational study involving 90 patients was conducted with retrospective chart review and prospective subjective and objective assessments at the end of a 1-year study period. Apart from 2 of 90 (2.2%) minor hematoma incidents, there was no other major perioperative morbidity. Prevalence of common prolapse complaints of vaginal lump sensation, constipation, defecation difficulty and dyspareunia all improved significantly postoperatively (p<0.001). Surgical correction was achieved in 27 of 31 (83.9%) at 6 months and beyond. There was no mesh infection but minor vaginal mesh protrusion was found in 7 of 90 (7.8%) patients at 6–12 weeks and 4 of 31 (12.9%) patients at 6 months and beyond. All these were treated easily with trimming without the need of mesh removal. We conclude that posterior colporrhaphy with mesh is effective in treating posterior vaginal prolapse in short term.

Item ID: 6488
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1433-3023
Keywords: mesh; polglactin; polypropylene; posterior colporrhaphy; posterior vaginal prolapse
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2010 00:17
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 100%
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