Application of a Mixed Material Graft to Posterior Intravaginal Slingoplasty Procedure: Preliminary Pilot Series QR01-QR03
Dr. Fisun Vural,
Specialist Dr, Turkey Health Sciences University, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Turkey.
Good anatomic outcomes have been achieved with transvaginal synthetic materials in pelvic organ prolapse, but mesh-related complications are a major health concern. Therefore, developing new synthetic or biological materials with increased tissue strength and decreased complications are major challenges. This paper presents preliminary pilot series of Posterior Intravaginal Slingoplasty (PIVS) procedure performed with mixed material graft containing both autologous tissue and a synthetic material. Six women with symptomatic Utero-Vaginal Prolapse (UVP) = stage 2 underwent the PIVS procedure. Pelvic floor symptoms were assessed with the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) system, Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI), and the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ) both before the procedure and 36 months after the surgery. There were no mesh-related complications or recurrence and all the patients had good functional and anatomic outcomes. These preliminary results are promising, but further long-term studies with a larger series are needed.