Uncomplicated erosion of polytetrafluoroethylene grafts into the rectum

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

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002


  • Graft erosion
  • Sacrocolpopexy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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