Anterior pelvic organ prolapse repair using synthetic mesh

Bhavin N. Patel, Alvaro Lucioni, Kathleen C. Kobashi

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Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statement on mesh in July of 2011, there has been controversy regarding synthetic mesh repairs for vaginal prolapse. In this article, we review the biochemical basis for the use of synthetic mesh in prolapse repair as well as clinical results of anterior compartment prolapse repair with synthetic mesh. Finally, we discuss the FDAwarning regarding mesh.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Urology Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • FDA
  • Female urology
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Vaginal mesh
  • Women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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