Looking Into Problems With Transvaginal Surgical Mesh
MedSun: Newsletter #39, August 2009

By Nasrin Mirsaidi, RN, CNOR, MSN

Transvaginal placement of mesh has become increasingly popular in recent years. However, in the last 3 years, the FDA has received over 1,000 adverse event reports about mesh used in transvaginal surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Although the exact cause of these adverse events hasn’t been identified, they’re likely to be the result of multiple factors. This article provides precautions for healthcare professionals when performing this procedure.

Additional Information:

FDA Medical Device Safety website. Looking into Problems with Transvaginal Surgical Mesh. By Nasrin Mirsaidi, RN, CNOR, MSN. July 2009.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/TipsandArticlesonDeviceSafety/ucm169802.htm


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