, Volume 19, Issue 9, pp 1311-1313,
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Date: 10 Apr 2008

Serious complication 1 year after sacrospinous ligament fixation


Myositis of the gluteal region caused by group A streptococci 1 year after a sacrospinous ligament fixation was recognised as a serious complication of this procedure. Most likely, the infection was spread to the gluteal region through a port d’entree caused by vaginal atrophy, via the non-resorbable sutures. The patient was treated successfully with antibiotics intravenous and local estrogens.