Native tissue repairs in anterior vaginal prolapse surgery: examining definitions of surgical success in the mesh era
Current Opinion in Urology, 06/08/2012
Lee U et al. – Although anatomic stage 0 results are not achieved in many cases, patients do experience symptomatic relief and improvement in their quality of life, only seeking retreatment in a small proportion of cases with anatomic recurrence. Thus, the definition of success must include subjective symptom–based outcome in addition to anatomic outcome. In addition, the degree of later complications, including additional surgeries, must also be taken into account when defining success based on patient satisfaction.