A serious complication following placement of posterior Prolift

  • R. Keith Huffaker
  • Bobby L. Shull
  • J. Scott Thomas
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00192-009-0873-2

Cite this article as:
Huffaker, R.K., Shull, B.L. & Thomas, J.S. Int Urogynecol J (2009) 20: 1383. doi:10.1007/s00192-009-0873-2

Abstract

A 32-year-old female with Crohn's disease experienced a rectovaginal fistula and abscess with rectal expulsion of posterior Prolift. She underwent diagnostic laparoscopy, transanal incision and drainage of abscess, transanal excision of mesh, and laparotomy with loop ileostomy. Weeks later, she underwent colectomy, near-total proctectomy, end ileostomy, and fistula repair.

Keywords

ComplicationsPelvic organ prolapseProliftSynthetic mesh

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© The International Urogynecological Association 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Keith Huffaker
    • 1
  • Bobby L. Shull
    • 1
  • J. Scott Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyScott & White Memorial Hospital and ClinicTempleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of SurgeryScott & White Memorial Hospital and ClinicTempleUSA