Skip Navigation LinksHome > May/June 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 3 > Early and Complete Excision of Vaginally Placed Synthetic Me...
Text sizing:
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e31828638cd
Case Reports

Early and Complete Excision of Vaginally Placed Synthetic Mesh

El-Nashar, Sherif A. MBBCh, MS; Kim-Fine, Shunaha MD; Trabuco, Emanuel C. MD, MS

Collapse Box


Background: Mesh-related vaginal pain is a potential and morbid complication of vaginal polypropylene mesh. Late excision of the mesh, after incorporation has been completed, allows for only partial removal of the mesh, is technically challenging, and results in inconsistent resolution of pain symptoms.

Case: We present a case of a 37-year-old patient who underwent tension-free vaginal polypropylene mesh (Uphold; Boston Scientific, Natick, MA) for treatment pelvic organ prolapse. She had immediate severe postoperative pain, frequency, urgency, and urinary retention since the procedure (CODE 6Be-T1-S4). Successful complete excision of the mesh and supporting arms was performed 11 days after original procedure with complete resolution of symptoms.

Conclusions: Early complete removal of polypropylene mesh is feasible before incorporation and might be associated with complete resolution of pain in selected cases of mesh-related pain complications.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.