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FDA Issues Public Health Notification for Transvaginal Surgical Mesh

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Over 1,000 Reports of Complications in 3 Years

FDA has issued a public health notification concerning serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh used in the repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Over the past 3 years, FDA has received more than 1,000 reports from 9 surgical mesh manufacturers of complications that were associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair POP and SUI. These mesh devices are usually placed transvaginally utilizing tools for minimally invasive placement.

The most frequent complications included erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion. In some cases, vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain, including dyspareunia.

Treatment of the various types of complications included additional surgical procedures (some of them to remove the mesh), IV therapy, blood transfusions, and drainage of hematomas or abscesses.

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Published on Oct-21-08


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