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Erosion of Pelvicol Used in Sacrocolpopexy

Mukati, Marium S. MD; Shobeiri, S. Abbas MD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: September/October 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 5 - p 301–302
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e3182a116c0
Case Reports

Introduction Biologic graft materials are used more frequently in pelvic reconstructive surgeries. We describe here the complete process of removal of such a biologic graft in the office.

Case We report a case of a 69-year-old woman with pig dermal graft erosion 1 year after placement. The patient presented with complaints of vaginal discharge. Upon examination, the graft material was seen eroding through the vaginal apex. The pig tissue was removed whole and intact in the office without complications.

Conclusion Transvaginal removal of pig tissue in the office relieved the patient’s symptoms.

Removal of eroded pig graft material used in sacrocolpopexy is reported.

From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK.

Reprints: S. Abbas Shobeiri, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 920 Stanton L. Young Blvd, (PO Box 26901), WP2410, Oklahoma City, OK 73190. E-mail: Abbas-Shobeiri@ouhsc.edu.

Authors’ contribution to this work: MS Mukati, project development and manuscript writing; SA Shobeiri, manuscript writing.

The authors have declared they have no conflicts of interest.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins