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A Case of Mesh Erosion to the Sigmoid After Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy and a Literature Review of Mesh Related Complications

Lin, Xiaoting, BD*; Du, Pei, PhD; Chen, Liquan, MD; Gan, Yaping, MD; Zhang, Xiaowei, PhD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: July/August 2018 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p e12–e15
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000564
Case Reports

Sacrocolpopexy has long been the preferred surgical procedure for the management of apical vaginal prolapse. The published literature regarding rectal mesh erosion after sacrocolpopexy includes only 6 cases in MEDLINE. We report a case of sigmoid vaginal fistula identified 4 years after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, along with an analysis of the follow-up of 140 patients over 12 months or more.

Sigmoid vaginal fistula after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy is a rare but serious complication.

From the *Guangzhou Medical; and

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Correspondence: Xiaowei Zhang, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, 151 Yan Jiang West Road, 510120 Guangzhou, P.R. China. E-mail: xwzhang81341235@163.com.

The authors have declared they have no conflicts of interest.

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