Systematic review of the efficacy and safety of using mesh in surgery for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse.

International urogynecology journal

PubMedID: 20552168

Jia X, Glazener C, Mowatt G, Jenkinson D, Fraser C, Bain C, Burr J. Systematic review of the efficacy and safety of using mesh in surgery for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse. Int Urogynecol J. 2010;21(11):1413-31.
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS
The aim of this study is to estimate efficacy and safety of mesh in surgery for uterine or vault prolapse.

METHODS
Seventeen electronic databases were searched for relevant studies that were published from 1980 onwards.

RESULTS
Fifty-four studies involving 7,054 women were included. For sacrocolpopexy (average follow-up 23 months), the risk of clinical recurrence ranged from 0% to 6%, persistent symptoms ranged from 3% to 31% and mesh erosion from 0% to 12%. For infracoccygeal sacropexy (average follow-up 13 months), the risk of clinical recurrence ranged from 0% to 25%, persistent symptoms from 2% to 21% and mesh erosion 0% to 21%. Limited evidence was available for sacrocolpoperineopexy and uterine suspension sling to draw reliable estimates.

CONCLUSIONS
Sacrocolpopexy was associated with a low risk of recurrence but with a relatively high risk of mesh erosion. Ranges of estimates for outcomes for other mesh techniques were wide.