Personal evolution of surgical technique using mesh for severe prolapse - a prospective audit of outcomes in 172 cases


Pelviperineology 2007;26(3):124-126

A series of patients who underwent surgery for POPQ Stage 3 or 4 prolapse between 1999 and 2006 using multifilament polypropylene sling, autologous vaginal grafts or monofilament polypropylene mesh are presented. The change of mesh from Surgipro to Gynemesh resulted in a reduction of mesh erosion from 44 to 9%. Ongoing audit of results has brought about alterations in surgical technique and utilization of technologies.

Keywords: Prolapse; Surgery; Mesh; Audit.