Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 201–205 | Cite as

Management of Mesh-Related Pelvic Inflammation

  • Cristina J. Palmer
  • Gamal GhoniemEmail author
Inflammatory/Infectious Bladder Disorders (MS Mourad, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Inflammatory/Infectious Bladder Disorders


Purpose of Review

To review mesh used for transvaginal surgeries, specifically slings and prolapse repairs, as well as offer a review of management after mesh-induced inflammation occurs.

Recent Findings

There have been changes to FDA notifications regarding vaginal mesh, with continued high-profile press. The inflammatory changes and possible complications vary with different mesh characteristics. Risk for complications due to transvaginal mesh placed for prolapse is higher than that when placed for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence.


Transvaginal mesh aids in the effective treatment of female stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse but holds the possibility for complications. Placement of transvaginal mesh should continue in the hands of specially trained surgeons, who are knowledgeable regarding management of complications.


Transvaginal mesh Inflammation Pelvic organ prolapse Stress urinary incontinence 


Compliance With Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California, IrvineOrangeUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity of California, IrvineOrangeUSA

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