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Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Volume 2018, Article ID 7918071, 5 pages
Clinical Study

Comparison of Postoperative Short-Term Outcomes between Tension-Free Vaginal Mesh Surgery Using the Capio™ SLIM Suture Capturing Device and Conventional TVM Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shimane University School of Medicine, Izumo, Shimane 693-8501, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Haruhiko Kanasaki;

Received 11 September 2017; Revised 16 January 2018; Accepted 23 January 2018; Published 1 April 2018

Academic Editor: W. T. Creasman

Copyright © 2018 Haruhiko Kanasaki 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.


Aim. We compared the short-term effectiveness of tension-free vaginal mesh (TVM) surgery using the Capio SLIM suture capturing device and conventional TVM surgery for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Methods. We retrospectively compared postoperative pain, urinary function, and length of hospital stay between 7 patients who underwent TVM surgery using the Capio device and 9 patients who underwent conventional TVM surgery. Results. There was no significant between-group difference in mean age between the Capio TVM group and the conventional TVM group (76.0 ± 5.6 years and 72.5 ± 11.5 years) or in mean operating time (86.56 ± 23.33 min and 95.28 ± 23.88 min). Four of the 7 patients in the Capio TVM group could not sense the urge to urinate after removal of the urethral catheter, but all patients in the conventional TVM group did so. The volume of the first voluntary urination was significantly smaller in the Capio TVM group than that in the conventional TVM group (102.14 ± 80.57 mL versus 472.22 ± 459.43 mL). The mean residual urine volume after the first voluntary urination was greater in the Capio TVM group than that in the conventional TVM group (285.70 ± 233.82 mL versus 34.56 ± 73.31 mL). The number of catheter days and mean maximal volume of residual urine were significantly greater in the Capio TVM group. The mean postoperative hospital stay was 6.57 ± 1.83 days in the Capio TVM group and 3.2 ± 0.42 days in the conventional TVM group. Six patients who underwent Capio TVM surgery complained of deep-seated pain in the hip region. Conclusion. Urinary function may worsen postoperatively when the Capio TVM device is used in patients with pelvic organ prolapse.