Original Article

Two year outcome data on efficacy and quality of life following mesh augmented vaginal reconstruction

  • ADAM S. HOLZBERG
  • PETER S. FINAMORE
  • KRYSTAL HUNTER
  • RICARDO CARABALLO
  • KAROLYNN T. ECHOLS

Pelviperineology 2010;29(4):106-109

Objective:

To evaluate quality of life 2 years following mesh augmented vaginal reconstructive surgery.

Methods:

Patients who underwent a mesh augmented vaginal reconstructive surgery during an 18 month period were invited to participate. Subjects filled out validated quality of life questionnaires (PFDI, PFIQ and PISQ), underwent POP-Q examination and were asked if they would have the surgery over again and if they would recommend it to a friend.

Results:

Eighty-one patients underwent a mesh augmented repair; 38 (46.9%) consented to return for follow-up. The average length of follow-up was 25 +/- 6 months. The QOL measures showed improvement comparing pre-operative to post-operative scores (PFDI: 239.2 vs. 26.5; PFIQ: 152.2 vs. 4.8). Eighty-four percent said they would have the surgery again and 95% would recommend it to a friend.

Conclusion:

We found an overall improvement in patients’ quality of life, subjective and objective outcome 2 year post-operative, following mesh augmented vaginal reconstruction.

Keywords: Mesh, Prolapse, Quality of Life, Vaginal reconstruction