The TFS mini-sling for uterine/vault prolapse repair: A three-year follow-up review

Peter Petros, P.A. Richardson

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Aims: To assess the three-year prolapse recurrence rate of the tissue fixation system (TFS) posterior mini-sling, an operationthat works much like a McCall procedure.Patients and methods: Patients who originally presented with major symptomatic prolapse were contacted by telephone threeyears after a posterior TFS mini-sling operation, and invited to attend for review. All patients were questioned as to recurrenceof any lumps, ‘dragging pain’, satisfaction with the procedure and existence of any vaginal discharge.Results: Of the original group of 39 patients, 35 were interviewed, 22 attended for review and four patients wereuncontactable. Symptomatic cure was reported by 30 patients (86%), improvement in two (6%), and failure in three (9%).Conclusions: The longer-term results from the TFS posterior sling are encouraging. The procedure is evolving, and morestudies are required.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-440
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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