Original Article

Posterior intravaginal slingplasty: Feasibility and preliminary results in a prospective observational study of 108 cases

  • PETER VON THEOBALD
  • EMMANUEL LABBÉ

Pelviperineology 2008;27(1):12-16

The Posterior Intravaginal Slingplasty has been evaluated in a continuous prospective series of 108 patients with an average follow up time of 19 months. Peri-operative and post-operative complications were recorded as well as an anatomical and functional assessment. The morbidity of the Posterior IVS procedure appears comparable if not lower than that of spinofixation in terms of dyspareunia and buttock pain. The technical feasibility is excellent. Insertion of the Posterior IVS tape is far easier to achieve than with the spinofixation technique, and it is quicker to perform than sacrocolpopexy. Follow-up of our patients at long term will reveal whether Posterior IVS will also offer the same advantages of durability or long term cure as shown by abdominal prosthetic repairs.

Keywords: Genital prolapse; Mesh repair; Polypropylene; Posterior Intravaginal Sling.