Transvaginal Mesh Complications

  • Farzeen FirooziEmail author
  • Howard B. Goldman
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)


The lifetime risk of requiring pelvic surgery for vaginal prolapse or incontinence for a woman in the United States is 11%, with a risk for reoperation of 29% [1]. Traditional vaginal repairs for prolapse using only the patient’s native tissues have had reported rates of recurrence ranging from 10 to 50% depending on the compartment repaired [2]. In the last 10 years, there have been advancements in pelvic floor reconstructive surgery to create repairs that are reproducible with improved subjective and objective outcomes.


Vaginal Wall Synthetic Mesh Anterior Vaginal Wall Transvaginal Mesh Mesh Complication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery, The Arthur Smith Institute for UrologyHofstra North Shore-LIJ School of MedicineGarden CityUSA
  2. 2.Center for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Glickman Urologic and Kidney InstituteThe Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Lerner College of MedicineCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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