Treatment of anterior vaginal wall prolapse with and without polypropylene mesh: a prospective, randomized and controlled trial - Part I

Treatment of anterior vaginal wall prolapse with and without polypropylene mesh: a prospective, randomized and controlled trial - Part I

Author Tamanini, Jose Tadeu Nunes Google Scholar
Tamanini, Mirce Milhomem da Mota Google Scholar
Castro, Renata Cristina de Oliveira Souza Google Scholar
Feldner Junior, Paulo Cezar Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Castro, Rodrigo de Aquino Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sartori, Marair Gracio Ferreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Girão, Manoel João Batista Castello Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Federal University of Sao Carlos Department of Medicine
Health Secretary of Jau Ambulatory of Urogynecology
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective To compare the use of polypropylene mesh (PM) and the traditional anterior vaginal wall colporraphy in women with anterior vaginal wall prolapse (AVWP) using objective and subjective tests and evaluation of quality of life (QoL). Materials and Methods One hundred women were randomly distributed in two preoperatory groups. The first group (mesh) (n = 45) received a PM implant and the control group (n = 55) was submitted to traditional colporraphy. Postoperatory follow-up was done after 12 months. The primary objective was the correction of the Ba point ≤ -2 POP-Q (Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification System) and the secondary objective was the improvement of vaginal symptoms and QoL through ICIQ-VS (International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire - Vaginal Symptoms). Complications related to the use of PM or not were also described. Results There was a significant difference between all POP-Q measures of pre- and postoperatory periods of each group in particular. There was a significant difference of the Ba point of the postoperatory period between the Mesh and Control group. The mean of Ba point in the Mesh group was statistically lower than of the Control group, depicting the better anatomical result of the first group. Both techniques improved vaginal symptoms and QoL. The most frequent complication of the Mesh group was prepubic hematoma in the perioperative period. In 9.3% of the cases treated with mesh it was observed PM exposition at the anterior vaginal wall after 12 months, being most of them treated clinically. Conclusion The treatment of AVWP significantly improved the Ba point in the Mesh group in comparison to the Control group. There were no differences of the vaginal symptoms and QoL between the two groups after 12 months. There were few and low grade complications on both groups.
Keywords Prolapse
Quality of Life
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Language English
Date 2013-07-01
Published in International braz j urol. Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia, v. 39, n. 4, p. 519-530, 2013.
ISSN 1677-5538 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia
Extent 519-530
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000327879200010
SciELO ID S1677-55382013000400519 (statistics in SciELO)

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