Recommendation ID
IPG599/1
Question

Further research on the safety of transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse should include details of patient selection, long-term outcomes including complications, type of mesh used and method of fixation, and quality of life.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Current evidence on the safety of transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse shows there are serious but well-recognised safety concerns. Evidence of long-term efficacy is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.


Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse
Number
IPG599
Date issued
December 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/12/2017