Scholarly Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):,
  title    = {Pathology of Explanted Transvaginal Meshes},
  author    = {Vladimir V. Iakovlev and  Erin T. Carey and  John Steege},
  country   = {Canada},
  institution={St Michaels Hospital, University of Toronto},
  abstract  = {The use of polypropylene mesh devices for Pelvic
Organ Prolapse (POP) spread rapidly during the last decade, yet our
knowledge of the mesh-tissue interaction is far from complete. We
aimed to perform a thorough pathological examination of explanted
POP meshes and describe findings that may explain mechanisms of
complications resulting in product excision. We report a spectrum of
important findings, including nerve ingrowth, mesh deformation,
involvement of detrusor muscle with neural ganglia, and
polypropylene degradation. Analysis of these findings may improve
and guide future treatment strategies.
    journal   = {International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering},  volume    = {8},
  number    = {9},
  year      = {2014},
  pages     = {549 - 552},
  ee        = {},
  url       = {},
  bibsource = {},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 93, 2014},