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pelviperineology. 2010; 29(4): 106-109 | DOI:

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

ADAM S. HOLZBERG1, PETER S. FINAMORE1, KRYSTAL HUNTER2, RICARDO CARABALLO1, KAROLYNN T. ECHOLS1
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female PelvicMedicine andReconstructive Surgery, Cooper University Hospital UMDNJ-RWJMS, Camden, NJ., 2Biostatistics Group, Cooper University Hospital UMDNJ-RWJMS, Camden, NJ.

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 patientsí quality of life, subjective and objective outcome 2 year post-operative, following mesh augmented vaginal reconstruction.


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HOLZBERG A, FINAMORE P, HUNTER K, CARABALLO R, ECHOLS K. Two year outcome data on efficacy and quality of life following mesh augmented vaginal reconstruction. 2010; 29(4): 106-109

Corresponding Author: HOLZBERG A.

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