CHICAGO, IL USA (UroToday) - This study involved 12 women followed three months post-operatively to assess the vaginal palpability of mesh (Restorelle®, Smartmesh® Coloplast Corp.) positioned trans-vaginally. Some previous studies have reported heavier weight mesh contributes to morbid complications (Moore R J Min Inv Gyn. 2011).
This study sought to determine the relationship of palpability and reported complications of Type I macroporous ultra-light-weight polypropelene mesh following a trans-vaginal implantation. None of these patients had mesh inside the hymenal ring. Of this patient group, six reported improvement in their dyspareunia; three had no change; one patient reported worsening of her dyspareunia; the two remaining patients indicated at three months they were not sexually active. None of the patients experienced exposure or extrusion of the vaginal mesh.
The researchers reported no relationship between the vaginal mesh palpability and dyspareunia at three-months post operatively.
Presented by J. Talalovich* et. al at the annual American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting - October 3 - 6, 2012 - Hilton Chicago - Chicago, Illinois USA
* Center for Pelvic Health, St. Thomas Health, Nashville, TN USA
Reported for UroToday by Karen Roberts, Medical Editor
This year’s 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) is the largest gathering to date with an increase in abstracts (346) and video presentations (41). AUGS reports an overall membership increase at 1,500 members.