Surgical management of vaginal mesh erosion: an alternative to excision

Shaker, David (2010) Surgical management of vaginal mesh erosion: an alternative to excision. International Urogynecology Journal, 21 4: 499-501. doi:10.1007/s00192-009-1009-4


Author Shaker, David
Title Surgical management of vaginal mesh erosion: an alternative to excision
Journal name International Urogynecology Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0937-3462
1433-3023
Publication date 2010-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00192-009-1009-4
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page 499
End page 501
Total pages 3
Place of publication Surrey, United Kingdom
Publisher Springer U K
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Hypothesis and introduction
Management of vaginal mesh erosion can be conservative, but in a large proportion of patients, excision/trimming of the mesh is needed. This paper describes a technique using an intervening vulval pad of fat graft between the vaginal epithelium and the mesh as an alternative to excision.
Materials and methods

Three cases are presented where vaginal mesh erosion was treated using an intervening vulval pad of fat as a graft to cover polypropylene mesh erosion, and the technique is described.
Results
There were no intraoperative complications. All patients reported no further symptoms at follow-up, and examination revealed no further mesh erosions.
Conclusion

The use of intervening graft of vulval fat can be an alternative to excision in the management of patients with vaginal mesh erosion. Copyright © 2009 The International Urogynecological Association.
Keyword Management of mesh erosion
Vulval pad of fat
Repair
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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