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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 479610, 7 pages
Clinical Study

Comparison of Clinical Outcomes Using “Elevate Anterior” versus “Perigee” System Devices for the Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Ziyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung City 80756, Taiwan
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Ziyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung City 80756, Taiwan
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chi Mei Foundation Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan

Received 8 October 2014; Revised 11 January 2015; Accepted 12 January 2015

Academic Editor: Stefan Rimbach

Copyright © 2015 Cheng-Yu Long et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective. This study aims to compare clinical outcomes using the Perigee versus Elevate anterior devices for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Study Design. One hundred and forty-one women with POP stages II to IV were scheduled for either Perigee () or Elevate anterior device (). Preoperative and postoperative assessments included pelvic examination, urodynamic study, and a personal interview about quality of life and urinary symptoms. Results. Despite postoperative point C of Elevate group being significantly deeper than the Perigee group (median: −7.5 versus −6; ), the 1-year success rates for two groups were comparable (). Apart from urgency incontinence, women with advanced POP experienced significant resolution of irritating and obstructive symptoms after both procedures (), generating the improvement in postoperative scores of Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI-6) and Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ-7) (). On urodynamics, only the residual urine decreased significantly following these two procedures (). Women undergoing Perigee mesh experienced significantly higher visual analogue scale (VAS) scores and vaginal extrusion rates compared with the Elevate anterior procedure (). Conclusions. With comparable success rates, the Elevate procedure has advantages over the Perigee surgery with lower extrusion rate and postoperative day 1 VAS scores.