Balgobin S1, Fitzwater JL2, McIntire DD2, Delgado IJ3, Wai CY2.
Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Dec 29. doi: 10.1007/s00192-016-3250-y. [Epub ahead of print]INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We evaluated the effect of polypropylene mesh width on vaginal apical support, mesh elongation, and mesh tensile strength for abdominal sacrocolpopexy.METHODS: Abdominal sacrocolpopexy was performed on ten cadavers using pieces of polypropylene mesh of width 1, 2, and 3 cm. Weights of 1, 2, 3, and 4 kg were sequentially applied to the vagina. The total distance moved by the vaginal apex, and the amount of stretch of the intervening mesh segment between the sacrum and the vagina were recorded for each width. Read More