International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 27, Issue 7, pp 1113–1115 | Cite as

Endoscopic lithotripsy and vaginal excision of a calcified bladder-mesh extrusion

  • H. Joaquín Alvarez Garzon
  • Baptiste Jacquemet
  • Nicolas Mottet
  • François Kleinclauss
  • Didier Riethmuller
  • Rajeev RamanahEmail author
IUJ Video


Introduction and hypothesis

Synthetic meshes have proven to increase efficacy of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair, but associated complications are not rare. Bladder mesh extrusion is one of the most serious adverse events following POP surgery with mesh. The aim of this video was to describe endoscopic and vaginal approaches for treating a bladder-mesh extrusion.


A 52-year-old female patient with a history of vaginal POP surgery with mesh was referred for severe pelvic and perineal pain, dyspareunia, and dysuria. She was found to have a bladder calculus on a mesh extrusion. The calculus was removed by endoscopic lithotripsy before vaginal mesh excision was performed.


With the use of synthetic vaginal mesh, the incidence of bladder-mesh extrusion could increase. This didactic video will be helpful to surgeons required to manage such cases using a minimally invasive treatment.


Mesh complication Bladder extrusion Pelvic organ prolapse Urinary bladder calculi Pneumatic lithotripsy Intravesical mesh 



Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this video article and any accompanying images.

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Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Supplementary material


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Joaquín Alvarez Garzon
    • 1
  • Baptiste Jacquemet
    • 2
  • Nicolas Mottet
    • 1
  • François Kleinclauss
    • 2
  • Didier Riethmuller
    • 1
  • Rajeev Ramanah
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Pôle Mère-FemmeBesancon University Medical CentreBesançonFrance
  2. 2.Urology DepartmentBesancon University Medical CentreBesanconFrance

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