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Study could help doctors prevent transvaginal mesh complications

December 27th, 2012

A new study by the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System has recommended a new imaging system that could help doctors determine if a woman is more likely to suffer from transvaginal mesh side effects. The device would detect if a woman should undergo transvaginal mesh surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse.

Several mesh manufacturers have recalled their products after thousands of women have complained to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about complications related to transvaginal mesh. Many of the patients have to undergo revision surgery to correct side effects caused by the mesh.

The FDA has reported that one of the most common transvaginal mesh complications is vagina mesh erosion, which occurs when the mesh implant wears through vaginal tissue. Women who have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits have also alleged of severe side effects including infections, organ perforation and limited mobility.

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