Permanent suture material and synthetic grafts can be used as part of pelvic organ prolapse surgery. These materials are often attached to the sacrospinous ligament or passed in retroperitoneal spaces. There is a risk for erosion and granulation tissue formation with any of these materials. Typically, this is managed through a transvaginal incision.
We present a case of a postmenopausal woman with persistent granulation tissue and a sinus tract from a braided polyester (Ethibond) suture placed in the right sacrospinous ligament fixation. After failing several attempts at treating this granulation tissue through a vaginal incision, we managed this via an abdominal retroperitoneal approach.
Retroperitoneal approach to excision of foreign body.
From the Divisions of *Urogynecology, and †Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.
Reprints: Minita Patel, MD, Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hartford Hospital, 85 Seymour Street, Suite 525, Hartford, CT 06106. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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