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Vaginal pain caused by laparoscopic colposuspension with tacks. Obstet Gynecol 2000 Nov;96(5 Pt 2):823-4

Date

11/30/2000

Pubmed ID

11094222

DOI

10.1016/s0029-7844(00)01035-8

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0033677606   3 Citations

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic colposuspension is a popular surgical procedure for stress incontinence. To simplify the laparoscopic approach, many physicians have replaced laparoscopic suturing with mesh, secured with staples or tacks.

CASES: Two women developed severe, shooting vaginal pain after laparoscopic colposuspension with mesh and tacks. The tacks could be palpated vaginally in both, reproducing the pain. Tack removal relieved their pain, but one had recurrent cystocele.

CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic colposuspension with tacks might produce shooting vaginal pain, possibly unique to tacks versus staples or sutures.

Author List

Newcomer J

Author

Julianne R. Newcomer MD Professor in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Aged
Female
Humans
Laparoscopy
Pain
Surgical Mesh
Suture Techniques
Urinary Bladder
Urinary Incontinence, Stress
Vaginal Diseases
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