Surgical techniques for removing problematic mesh.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The use of mesh and graft in pelvic reconstructive surgery has increased over the last decade. As the use of these products increased, the frequency and complexity of mesh-related complications has also increased. Management of complications resulting from mesh placement requires a thoughtful, systematic approach. Although many mesh complications can be managed nonsurgically, a significant proportion will require surgical excision of some or all of the mesh. Mesh excision is often successful in treating even serious complications, however a notable portion of patients will require more than 1 operation and complete symptom resolution is not always achieved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barber, MD

Published Date

  • June 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 289 - 302

PubMed ID

  • 23563870

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-5520

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182856371


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States