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Vaginal prolapse repair using the Prolift kit: a registry of 100 successive cases.

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate anatomical, functional outcomes and complications inherent to the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse by implantation of polypropylene mesh, using the Prolift kit.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-center observational study of 100 successive patients enrolled in a registry, who underwent Prolift prolapse repair. Data on prior treatments, associated procedures and per- and post-operative complications were collected and the patients were seen after 2, 6 and 12 months. Anatomical outcomes were assessed using the International Continence Society Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (ICS POP-Q) system. Function was assessed in terms of urinary and digestive problems, and impact on sex life. Failure was defined as relapse of POP-Q Grade 2 or more.

RESULTS: Of the 100 patients, 32 had an anterior, 14 a posterior, 54 a total Prolift; 53 had concomitant urinary incontinence surgery. At 6 and 12 months respectively, 8% and 12% of the patients were lost to follow-up. Mean operating time was 39.8 min. With respect to peri-operative complications, there was no bladder or rectal damage but three patients experienced bleeding (≥ 300 ml) without needing transfusion. POP-Q Grades before surgery were: Grades III-IV cystocele in 65.7% of the anterior Prolift patients; Grades II-III rectocele in the posterior; and 77.8% of total were Grade III and 11.1% Grade IV. The incidence of recurrence was 3.6% at Month 6 and 10.2% at Month 12. Significant (p<0.05) improvements were seen in median scores for the various POP-Q items. With respect to functional problems, stress urinary incontinence was cured in 92% of the patients but 7.7% reported new-onset urinary incontinence after one year. One case of vaginal exposure after one year was observed and major or symptomatic mesh retraction was observed in 8%. New-onset dyspareunia was reported by 11.1% of the patients.

CONCLUSIONS: These results confirm the feasibility of using the Prolift kit in the repair of prolapse via a vaginal approach and the low per- and post-operative morbidity associated with that technique. Nevertheless, longer-term evaluation is required to confirm the results.

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