Entero mesh vaginal fistula secondary to abdominal sacral colpopexy.

Title

Entero mesh vaginal fistula secondary to abdominal sacral colpopexy.

Creator

Hopkins Michael P; Rooney Christopher

Publisher

Obstetrics and gynecology

Date

2004
2004-05

Description

BACKGROUND: Abdominal sacral colpopexy is a popular method for resupporting the vaginal apex. Bleeding and infection are the most common complications. We report a complication resulting in a small bowel fistula. CASE: A 48-year-old woman developed a chronic vaginal discharge 4-6 months after routine abdominal sacral colpopexy in which a velour mesh remained exposed in the pelvis. Conservative measures failed to control the intermittent copious discharge from the upper vaginal vault where the mesh was visualized. At laparotomy, an entero mesh vaginal fistula was discovered. Excellent long-term results were obtained by removal of the mesh along with resection of the involved small intestine. CONCLUSION: At the time of abdominal sacral colpopexy, we recommend that mesh not remain exposed in the pelvis.

Subject

*Surgical Mesh; Abdomen; Female; Gynecologic Surgical Procedures; Humans; Intestinal Fistula/*etiology; Intestine; Middle Aged; Postoperative Complications/*etiology; Sacrum; Small; Uterine Prolapse/surgery; Vaginal Fistula/*etiology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1035–1036

Issue

5

Volume

103

Citation

Hopkins Michael P; Rooney Christopher, “Entero mesh vaginal fistula secondary to abdominal sacral colpopexy.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 19, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4292.

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