TVT Sling Complications: Vaginal Mesh extrusion / visible mesh
Typically rate of <1% and not considered a major complication. Typically needs a minor vaginal repair of the exposure and/or trimming of the exposed mesh. Usually the whole sling does not need to be removed as it is a localized healing defect that the mesh worked its way through the vaginal skin and is exposed. The mesh is usually not infected or being rejected and therefore only the exposed portion needs treated. Many women don’t know they have an exposure until their partner may complain of getting cuts or abrasion during intercourse. It can also cause vaginal spotting or discharge.
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Sling Extrusion Visible Mesh (TVT, TOT, or Single Incision Mini Sling)
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