Outcomes of a fixed skeletonised mini mesh implant for pelvic organ prolapse repair with uterine preservation

Omri Levor, Menahem Neuman, Jacob Bornstein

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Abstract

Mesh repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is complicated, causing erosions, postoperative pain and surgical failure. We hypothesised that reducing the mesh size and fixating it would result in significant cure rates and reduce complication rates. Here, we present the effectiveness of mini mesh implants in POP reconstruction. Sixty women who underwent repair of stage III and IV apical prolapse with cystocele or rectocele using skeletonised mesh implant Seratom PA MR MN® were evaluated. Anatomical outcomes were assessed using modified POP-quantification (POP-Q) staging and functional outcomes were self-reported by patients–one and three months post-operatively. Apical support with anterior and/or posterior colporrhaphy was performed, resulting in 96.6% success rate. Follow-up conducted one and three months post-operatively revealed significant improvement on the modified POP-Q (p <.001) and no complaints of dyspareunia. Para-vesicular fixation using a skeletonised mini mesh implant is feasible and effective in POP repair and has low surgical complication risk.Impact StatementWhat is already known on this subject? Mesh repair for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is currently under scrutiny as it may result in erosions, postoperative pain, and surgical failure. What do the results of this study add? The use of an apical support with mini-mesh implants resulted in a 96.6% (58/60) success rate and excellent outcomes at 1- and 3-month follow-up. What are the implications of these findings for clinical practice and/or further research? Reconstruction using skeletonised and fixated mini-mesh implants may be safe and effective for POP treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-493
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022

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Keywords

  • Mesh implant
  • colporrhaphy
  • dyspareunia
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • safety

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