The use of synthetic mesh in pelvic reconstructive surgery

Beri Ridgeway, Chi Chiung Grace Chen, Marie Fidela R. Paraiso

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The use of synthetic materials in pelvic reconstructive surgery is increasing. Abdominal sacral colpopexy with permanent, type I mesh is a durable and safe operation to treat apical prolapse. The incorporation of synthetic materials during surgery to correct anterior and posterior prolapse has variable anatomic results, with several studies demonstrating moderate rates of mesh-related complications. Procedural kits for vaginal placement of synthetic materials are becoming popular, though long-term outcome and safety data are lacking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-152
Number of pages17
JournalClinical obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Mesh
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Prolapse
  • Synthetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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