The Elevate™ Anterior mesh was designed to correct anterior vaginal wall defects by providing level 1 and 2 support via a single incision and transvaginal approach. This study aimed to examine the objective and subjective outcomes following prolapse repair using the Elevate™ Anterior mesh kit.
A retrospective case series review of 270 patients with Baden-Walker Grades 3 or 4 anterior compartment prolapse who underwent the Elevate™ Anterior mesh kit was undertaken. Operative complications were recorded with follow-up intervals arranged at 1, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months. A standardized questionnaire directed at urinary, pain and recurrence symptoms was used at each follow-up visit. Pelvic examinations were performed at each follow-up visit to assess for objective cure and for detection of complications. The primary outcome was to assess the cure rate defined as anterior vaginal wall prolapse ≤ Grade 1.
The follow-up rate was 28.9%. Subjective and objective cure rates at 60 months were 100% and 96.2%, respectively. Ten (3.7%) intraoperative complications were recorded. At 60 months, three (3.8%) patients complained of de novo stress/urge urinary incontinence. One patient had dyspareunia at 6 months postsurgery which resolved by the end of 1 year. Prolapse recurrences in the anterior compartment was 3.8% at the end of 5 years. Mesh exposure into the vagina occurred in three patients.
In conclusion, our experience with the Elevate™ Anterior mesh kit had promising subjective and objective outcomes with high patient satisfaction rates.
Neurourology and urodynamics. 2021 Mar 01 [Epub ahead of print]
Eugene Huang, Wei Shung Koh, How Chuan Han
Department of Urogynaecology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.