Service d'urologie, clinique urologique, CHU Hôtel-Dieu, 1, place Alexis-Ricordeau, 44000 Nantes, France.
Do the number and the position of meshes in laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy influence anatomical or functional postoperative results in genital prolapse treatment?
Ninety patients were treated for genital prolapse by laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy between January 1998 and 2007. Eleven had an anterior single mesh, 36 a single posterior mesh and 43 a double mesh.
Four patients with late postoperative complications needed a new surgical procedure. Three of them had a double mesh. Thirteen anatomical recurrences (14 %) were found. Eleven recurrences had a single posterior mesh and eight needed a new surgical procedure. Two other recurrences had a double mesh. Only one needed a new surgical procedure. No recurrence was noticed in the anterior single mesh group. The observed pelvic floor dysfunction rates were respectively for the single anterior mesh group, posterior single mesh group and double mesh group: constipation 20 %/64 %/35 %, anal incontinence 0 %/14 %/2 %, urgency 0 %/8 %/12 %, stress urinary incontinence 27 %/14 %/31 %.
Double mesh reduced anatomical recurrence, but increased surgical complications and postoperative dysfunctions.
Article in French.
Leveau E, Bouchot O, Lehur PA, Meurette G, Lenormand L, Marconnet L, Rigaud J. Are you the author?
Reference: Prog Urol. 2011 Jun;21(6):426-431.