Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: A comparison of Prolene and Tutoplast mesh

Cora J.W. Loffeld, Susanne Thijs, Ben W. Mol, Marlies Y. Bongers, Jan Paul W.R. Roovers

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A retrospective study was carried out to evaluate which mesh (cadaveric fascia lata (Tutoplast) or Prolene mesh) is associated with the best outcome of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for vaginal vault prolapse. Nineteen women who had surgery with Tutoplast and 20 who underwent surgery with Prolene were followed and asked to complete the Urogenital Distress Inventory and Defecation Distress Inventory to measure disease-specific quality of life. The women were invited for a follow-up visit for pelvic examination at a mean time of 45 months. There were no significant differences in operating time, blood loss or hospital stay between the groups. The risk of re-intervention because of recurrent prolapse was higher in the Tutoplast group than in the Prolene group (relative risk 2.9 (95% Confidence interval 0.9-9.5)). Women in the Prolene group were significantly more satisfied with the operative result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-830
Number of pages5
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2009


  • Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy
  • Mesh material
  • Prolene
  • Vaginal vault prolapse


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