International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 200–204

Anterior colporrhaphy reinforced with Marlex mesh for the treatment of cystoceles

  • C. G. Flood
  • H. P. Drutz
  • L. Waja
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01901604

Cite this article as:
Flood, C.G., Drutz, H.P. & Waja, L. Int Urogynecol J (1998) 9: 200. doi:10.1007/BF01901604

Abstract

This study assesses the use of Marlex mesh in conjunction with anterior colporrhaphy for the correction of cystocele with or without urinary stress incontinence. A retrospective review was carried out of 12 years' experience with 142 patients undergoing a modified anterior colporrhaphy reinforced with Marlex mesh. All patients had preoperative urodynamics. Pre- and post-operative symptoms were compared and patients were examined for recurrent prolapse and mesh complications. Mean follow-up time was 3.2 years. No patients experienced recurrent anterior vaginal wall prolapse. Three patients developed mesherosions into the vagina. There was a 74% success rate in the treatment of urinary stress incontinence. Marlex mesh used as a reinforcement for anterior colporrhaphy is effective in preventing recurrent anterior wall descent, with minimal complications.

Keywords

Anterior colporrhaphy Vaginal prolapse 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Ltd 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. Flood
    • 1
  • H. P. Drutz
    • 1
  • L. Waja
    • 1
  1. 1.Urogynecology and Urodynamic Investigative Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital and Department of Obstetrics and GyneclogyUniversity of TorontoCanada
  2. 2.Section of Urogynecology, Suite 1026Mount Sinai HospitalTorontoCanada

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