One-year anatomic and quality-of-life outcomes after the Prolift procedure for treatment of posthysterectomy prolapse

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      To evaluate anatomic and quality-of-life outcomes at 1-year or greater after treatment of posthysterectomy prolapse with the Prolift procedure.

      Study Design

      A retrospective repeated measures study comparing preoperative and 1-year or greater postoperative outcomes, including Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification measurements, Urogenital Distress Inventory, and Incontinence Impact Questionnaire scores.


      Ninety-seven patients were included, with a median follow-up of 19.0 months. Forty-six anterior, 28 posterior, and 23 total Prolift procedures were performed. At 1 year, Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification values were significantly improved, as were scores for Incontinence Impact Questionnaire, the Urogenital Distress Inventory, and its subscales, with the greatest improvement seen in the obstructive/discomfort subscale. Anatomical success (≤ stage 1 in the treated compartment) was 86.6% at follow-up. Three patients experienced recurrent apical prolapse. An additional 15 patients presented with ≥ stage 2 in the untreated vaginal compartment.


      Significant anatomic and quality-of-life improvements among patients undergoing the Prolift procedure for posthysterectomy prolapse were demonstrated.

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