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Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182856371
Devices and Meshes for the Surgical Treatment of Prolapse and Incontinence

Surgical Techniques for Removing Problematic Mesh

BARBER, MATTHEW D. MD, MHS

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Abstract

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.

© 2013, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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