Prolene mesh migration into the rectum after sacral colpopexy presented with frozen pelvis

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Introduction: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common gynecological problem. Repair with synthetic materials such as prolene mesh has become a popular approach in prolapsus surgery. Migration of synthetic materials can cause serious complications. Presentation of Case: A 69-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with a complaint of sensation of fullness and a feeling of a foreign material protruding during defecation. The patient underwent exploratory laparotomy. Prolene mesh was detected in sacral region but resection of the mesh could not be conducted because of dense adhesions causing frozen pelvis. The migrated prolene mesh was resected transanally. Discussion: Genital prolapse or genital hernia is described as the protrusion of pelvic organs along the vagina. It is one of the common gynecological conditions that affect the quality of life in women. Mesh migration is a well-known clinical pathology. Conclusion: Mesh migration is a serious complication after sacral colpopexy. Surgical resection of migrated mesh can be difficult due to dense adhesions. © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Surgical Associates Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Ulukent, S. C., Kaya, B., Bat, O., Sahbaz, N. A., Akca, O., & Akyol, A. (2013). Prolene mesh migration into the rectum after sacral colpopexy presented with frozen pelvis. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 4(11), 1004–1006.

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