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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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ZAPARDIEL GUTIERREZ, I. de la et al. Efectiveness evaluation of polypropylene mesh in the repair of urogenital prolapse in 106 patients. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.8, pp.821-826. ISSN 0210-4806.

Objetive: to evaluate the efficacy and security of polypropylene meshes in the repair of urogenital prolapse. Material and method: retrospective and non-randomized study in 106 patients which had different kinds of urogenital prolapse repaired using polypropylene meshes between April 2005 and January 2007. The follow-up was carried out by two visits to the hospital, 2 and 6 months after surgery. The variables analyzed were age, parity, menopause presence, kind of surgical technique, surgical time, time at hospital and complications. Afterwards, the information was analyzed descriptively. Results: average age was 64.4 years. The rate of multiparity and menopause women was 91.51% and 92.45% respectively. The most used surgical technique was the anterior mesh with tension-free band (34.90%), to repair the associated urinary incontinence. The rate of intraoperatory complications was 2.83%, immediate complications was 37.73% and late complications was 21.69%. The success rate after 6 months was 80-100% depending on the technique. Conclusions: there is a low rate of intraoperatory and 6 months after the repair in the reconstructive surgery of pelvic floor for the urogenital prolapses using polypropylene meshes, which makes this technique a secure and effective option for the treatment of this problem.

Keywords : Prolapse; Cystocele; Incontinence.

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