International Urogynecology Journal

, 20:103

Review of synthetic mesh-related complications in pelvic floor reconstructive surgery

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00192-008-0717-5

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Bako, A. & Dhar, R. Int Urogynecol J (2009) 20: 103. doi:10.1007/s00192-008-0717-5


There is significant risk of re-operation after pelvic reconstructive surgery. In an attempt to improve outcome, synthetic materials are increasingly being used to augment pelvic organ prolapse repair despite lack of strong evidence to support their routine use. The use of synthetic mesh to correct apical, anterior and posterior vaginal wall prolapse is not without complications. This review aims to evaluate the long-term complications of synthetic mesh in pelvic reconstructive surgery.


Mesh complicationsPelvic organ prolapseSynthetic mesh

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyDerby City General HospitalDerbyUK