Sacrospinous ligament fixation for pelvic organ prolapse in the era of vaginal mesh kits

Tajnoos Yazdany, Keri Wong, Narender N Bhatia
Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011, 23 (5): 391-5

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To examine the sacrospinous ligament as a point of attachment for pelvic organ prolapse procedures, including vaginal mesh kits.

RECENT FINDINGS: Pelvic surgeons are increasingly employing the sacrospinous ligament as a point of attachment for biologic grafts and synthetic mesh kits during uterovaginal prolapse repairs. These techniques may have introduced a novel set of complications (mesh extrusion, erosion) in addition to those already known to occur in traditional sacrospinous ligament fixations. Except for limited short-term results, little data are available in the literature regarding surgical outcomes and complications for mesh and graft augmented repairs attached to the sacrospinous ligament.

SUMMARY: The sacrospinous ligament fixation is a well tolerated and effective procedure for suspension of the vaginal apex. Mesh augmentation using the sacrospinous ligament may improve objective prolapse recurrence, but complications still occur, including those specific to mesh placement.

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