Management of Complications Related to Mesh Use Within the Female Pelvis

Sneha S. Vaish, Christopher E. Wolter

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Abstract

Pelvic organ prolapse is a common indication for surgery throughout the world. Since the introduction of the tension-free vaginal tape in 1998, using mesh for vaginal prolapse repairs has become commonplace. Early studies did not show sufficiently high levels of evidence of advantages provided by mesh repairs but instead revealed fairly high erosion rates. Despite the initial research, use of pelvic organ prolapse surgery with mesh is increasing. It is imperative to have a good understanding of the mesh available on the market, appropriate use in patients, and the serious risks of complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Bladder Dysfunction Reports
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 21 2010

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Keywords

  • Erosion
  • Extrusion
  • Mesh
  • Mesh complications
  • Midurethral sling
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Recurrent prolapse
  • Sling erosion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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