Original Article

Pelvic organ prolapse repair with Prolift® mesh: a prospective study

  • EVA M. DE CUYPER
  • MALCOLM I. FRAZER

Pelviperineology 2009;28(3):82-88

Our objective was to evaluated anatomical and symptom specific outcome measures of prolapse repair with prolift mesh®. In this longitudinal prospective observational study we collected data on a total of 64 women with International Continence Society pelvic organ prolapse stage 2 or more. In the anterior prolift group, objective success rate for the anterior compartment was 85.7% and 88.9% at 6 and 12 months respectively. The posterior prolift corrected vault and posterior compartments successfully in 85.2% and 78.9% respectively and the total prolift mesh had a success rate of 82.6% and 81.3% respectively. Bladder injury occurred in 6.3% and one patient required a blood transfusion. The mesh erosion rate was 4.7%. De novo bladder symptoms developed postoperatively in 9.4% of the women. P-QOL and UDI-6 scores improved significantly at 6 and 12 months follow up in all groups (p<0.001). Vaginal surgery with prolift mesh® is an effective and safe procedure to correct pelvic organ prolapse over one year follow up.

Keywords: Pelvic organ prolapse; Prolift; Tension-free vaginal mesh; TVM.