Uncomplicated erosion of polytetrafluoroethylene grafts into the rectum

Kimberly S. Kenton*, Michael P. Woods, Linda Brubaker

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Abstract

Synthetic materials are frequently used in gynecologic surgical procedures to repair pelvic floor hernias and prolapse and to form barriers to adhesion formation. Mesh erosion into the vagina and lower urinary tract are known complications. We report 2 cases of polytetrafluoroethylene mesh erosion into the rectum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-234
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume187
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Graft erosion
  • Sacrocolpopexy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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