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2003: “Management of vaginal erosion of polypropylene mesh slings”

Posted in Vaginal Mesh

With the current controversy surrounding the use of transvaginal mesh kits for the reparatory surgery of prolapsed pelvic organs, alternatives methods are constantly being explored.  Recently, polypropylene slings have been used instead of more traditional transvaginal mesh kits using other synthetic bases for their designs, utilizing a tension-free sling that is aimed at causing fewer complications than previous products.  A recent study conducted by Katlheen Kobashi and Fred Govier aimed at examining the possible complications that could occur due to the use of polypropylene slings for the repair of prolapsed pelvic organs.

Their study reported that, “two patients described persistent vaginal discharge 6 weeks postoperatively, including 1 who complained primarily of partner discomfort during sexual intercourse. Two patients were completely asymptomatic and mesh erosion was discovered at routine physical examination 6 weeks postoperatively.  Pelvic examination demonstrated vaginal exposure of the mesh in all cases.”  These results indicate that while some complications are obvious as it causes discomfort and physiological symptoms easily identified by doctors during examination, some complications go unnoticed for a significant time before they are discovered.

According to this research, polypropylene slings have similar adverse effects to that of other tested methods for correcting prolapsed pelvic organs, resulting in minor to serious complications.  These complications can lead to unnecessary pain and discomfort for patients.

If you or a loved one used transvaginal mesh and experienced the side-effects described above, or another complication of transvaginal mesh, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your injuries through a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.

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