Skip Navigation LinksHome > September/October 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 5 > Mesh Extrusion Through the Internal Cervical Os: An Unusual...
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e318292eb6d
Case Reports

Mesh Extrusion Through the Internal Cervical Os: An Unusual Complication Following Laparoscopic Sacrocervicopexy

Moulder, Janelle K. MD; Cohen, Sarah L. MD, MPH; Morse, Abraham N. MD, MBA; Einarsson, Jon I. MD, MPH

Collapse Box


Abstract: Mesh extrusion or exposure is a known complication of procedures using synthetic mesh for vaginal vault and pelvic organ suspension. Preservation of the uterine cervix is thought to be protective against such complications, as the well-vascularized in situ cervix provides an added barrier between the mesh and the colpotomy incision, limiting potential exposure to the vaginal flora. We describe a case of a 55-year-old multipara, who presented with vaginal discharge following a supracervical hysterectomy with sacrocervicopexy and was found to have a delayed mesh extrusion though the endocervical os.

© 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.

Readers Of this Article Also Read