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Immediate and perioperative outcomes of polypropylene mesh in pelvic floor repair in a predominantly obese population
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil (UK)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2010, 37(4), 266–268;
Published: 10 December 2010
This retrospective study was to identify perioperative and postoperative complications associated with use of polypropylene mesh for pelvic floor repair in a UK district general hospital in a predominantly obese population. The sample size was 27 women with data retrieved from records. Total mesh was used in 37.1%, isolated anterior mesh in 44.4%, and an isolated posterior mesh in 18.5%. There was a high incidence of obese (BMI kg/m2 ≥ 30.0) women (66.67%). The highest recorded thus far. A high proportion of the women (44.4%) were also over the age of 65 years with attendant comorbidities. The age range was 45-77 years. Complications included mesh exposure (7.4%), catheterization at discharge (7.4%), bladder injury during dissection (3.7%) and recurrent prolapse (7.4%). In the carefully selected individuals, polypropylene mesh for prolapse repair appears to be a safe technique to correct pelvic organ prolapse. However, long-term follow-up is needed with further research.
Pelvic organ prolapse
Immediate and perioperative morbidity