, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 25-31

Vaginal Prolapse Repair—Native Tissue Repair versus Mesh Augmentation: Newer Isn’t Always Better

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to update the female urology and urogynecologic community on the controversy regarding approaches to vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. We will review the salient issues in traditional, vaginal native-tissue (NT) repair for pelvic organ prolapse. We intend to provide arguments advocating vaginal NT repair over that of vaginal mesh-augmented (MA) repair, and to show that newer is not always better.