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International Journal of Biomaterials
Volume 2018, Article ID 8040893, 6 pages
Review Article

Scaffolds for Pelvic Floor Prolapse: Logical Pathways

Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (HCFMUSP), 05410-020 São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Julio Bissoli; rb.moc.oohay@ilossib_oiluj

Received 15 May 2017; Accepted 17 August 2017; Published 1 February 2018

Academic Editor: Qiang Wei

Copyright © 2018 Julio Bissoli and Homero Bruschini. 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.


Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) has borrowed principles of treatment from hernia repair and in the last two decades we saw reinforcement materials to treat POP with good outcomes in terms of anatomy but with alarming complication rates. Polypropylene meshes to specifically treat POP have been withdrawn from market by manufactures and a blank space was left to be filled with new materials. Macroporous monofilament meshes are ideal candidates and electrospinning emerged as a reliable method capable of delivering production reproducibility and customization. In this review, we point out some pathways that seem logical to be followed but have been only researched in last couple of years.