Surgical techniques for removing problematic mesh.


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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Cited Authors

  • Barber, MD

Published Date

  • June 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 289 - 302

PubMed ID

  • 23563870

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23563870

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-5520

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182856371


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States