Evaluation of a Transvaginal Mesh Delivery System for the Correction of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Subjective and Objective Findings at least 1 Year after Surgery
Objective: We sought to track objective and subjective outcomes ≥1 year after transvaginal mesh system to correct prolapse. Study Design: This was a retrospective cohort study of 120 women who received a transvaginal mesh procedure (Avaulta Solo, CR Bard Inc, Covington, GA). Outcomes were pelvic organ prolapse quantification values; Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory, Short Form 20/Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire, Short Form 7 scores; and a surgical satisfaction survey. “Surgical failure” was defined as pelvic organ prolapse quantification point >0, and/or any reports of vaginal bulge. Results: Of 120 patients, 116 (97%) were followed up for a mean of 14.4 months (range, 12–30). In all, 74 patients had only anterior mesh, 21 only posterior mesh, and 21 both meshes. Surgical cure rate was 81%. Surgical failure was more common if preoperative point C ≥+2 (35% vs 16%; P = .04). Mesh erosion and de novo pain occurred in 11.7% and 3.3%, respectively. Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory, Short Form 20/Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire, Short Form 7 scores improved (P < .01). Conclusion: Objective and subjective improvements occurred at ≥1 year, yet failure rates were high when preoperative point C was ≥+2.
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