International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 529–534

Porcine skin collagen implants for anterior vaginal wall prolapse: a randomised prospective controlled study

  • Ulla Hviid
  • Thomas Vauvert F. Hviid
  • Martin Rudnicki
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00192-009-1018-3

Cite this article as:
Hviid, U., Hviid, T.V.F. & Rudnicki, M. Int Urogynecol J (2010) 21: 529. doi:10.1007/s00192-009-1018-3


Introduction and hypothesis

The effect of a Pelvicol® graft compared with a conventional anterior vaginal repair was evaluated in this randomised controlled study.


Only patients with a stage II or higher (Ba ≥ −1) defect were included.


Thirty-one patients were allocated to a conventional anterior repair; 30 to Pelvicol® graft. At 12 months follow-up, four patients among controls (15%) and two in the graft group (7%) had objective recurrence. Among controls, the difference at 3 months follow-up in Ba was 6.0 cm when compared with the position of Ba prior to surgery. In the graft group, the difference was 7.0 cm (P < 0.05). This difference was still present at 12 months follow-up (6.0 vs. 7.0 cm; P < 0.05).


The implantation of a Pelvicol® graft does not improve the POP-Q stage.


MeshAnterior vaginal wall prolapseProlapsePelvicol®

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© The International Urogynecological Association 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulla Hviid
    • 1
  • Thomas Vauvert F. Hviid
    • 2
  • Martin Rudnicki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyRoskilde University HospitalRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Clinical BiochemistryRoskilde University HospitalRoskildeDenmark