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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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SOLA DALENZ, V.; PARDO SCHANZ, J.; RICCI ARRIOLA, P.  and  GUILOFF FISCHE, E.. Prolift system in the correction of female genital prolapse. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.8, pp.850-857. ISSN 0210-4806.

Objective: To review the security and effectiveness of female genital prolapse using the new Prolift system. Patient and Method: Prospective study of 41 patients that have been submitted to correction of cystocele and/or rectocele or vaginal cuff, between July of 2006 and May of 2007 in the Urogynecology and Vaginal Surgery Unit of Clínica Las Condes. The period of observation was completed at July of 2007. Result: Anterior Prolift mesh was used in 29 cystocele: 13 degree II, 14 degree III and 3 degree IV. Thirty rectocele: 12 degree II, 16 degree III and 3 degree IV. Five cases of vaginal cuff prolapse (total mesh): 1 degree II and 4 degree IV. The media time of surgery was 40 minutes for anterior Prolift (30 to 50 minutes); 30 minutes (20 to 40 minutes) for posterior Prolift and 60 minutes for Total Prolift. They did not present intraoperative complications. During the immediate postoperative time a case of peri-rectal hematoma was observed in a patient with posterior mesh for the rectocele correction. It was treated with oral anti-inflammatory. During the delayed postoperative time a case of vaginal erosion and mesh exposition (0.5 centimeters) was observed in a case of vaginal cuff prolapse treated with a Total Prolift. Two asymptomatic recidivate vaginal cuff prolapse were registered; degree IV to III and a case degree IV that was recidivate to cystocele degree II. The visual analogue scale of pain in Anterior Prolift was 3-4 at 12 hours, 2 at 24 hours and 1 at 48 hours. In Posterior Prolift was 4-6 at 12 hours, 3-4 at 24 hours and 1-2 at 48 hours. In cases with Anterior and Posterior Prolift and in Total Prolift the results were the same of Posterior Prolift. All patients indicated satisfaction in the follow-up at 30 days. The media follow up in the 41 patients was 7 months (range of 2 to 12 months). Conclusion: According to our experience the correction of the female genital prolapse with Prolift system is safe and effective; nevertheless a long follow-up is required to observe the good results in the time.

Keywords : Genital Prolapse; Prolift; Gynemesh PS; Cystocele; Rectocele.

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