Feasibility and outcome of vaginal paravaginal repair using the Capio suture-capturing device

Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Simone Ferrero, Sara Mancuso, Sergio Costantini

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Introduction and hypothesis: This investigation describes the feasibility and outcome of vaginal paravaginal repair (VPVR) performed using the Capio" suture-capturing device. Methods: This prospective study included 36 women with paravaginal fascial defects, symptomatic stage II to IV anterior vaginal wall prolapse, and uterine prolapse equal or more than stage 2. VPVR was performed using the Capio device. In addition, anterior colporrhaphy, posterior colpor-rhaphy, and vaginal hysterectomy were performed. Results: The mean time required to perform the VPVR was 12.9 min (range, 11-18 min). The median blood loss during the VPVR was 35 ml (range, 20-65 ml). There were no major intraoperative complications. At 2-year follow-up, the rate of recurrent anterior vaginal wall prolapse (stage ≥2) was 8.6%. Conclusions: VPVR performed using the Capio device is associated with minimal dissection of the tissues, blood loss, and operating time and has low recurrence rate at 2-year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-347
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


  • Anterior vaginal wall prolapse
  • Prospective study
  • Recurrence
  • Sutures
  • Treatment outcome
  • Vaginal paravaginal repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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