Erosion of Pelvicol Used in Sacrocolpopexy

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Abstract

Introduction

Biologic graft materials are used more frequently in pelvic reconstructive surgeries. We describe here the complete process of removal of such a biologic graft in the office.

Case

We report a case of a 69-year-old woman with pig dermal graft erosion 1 year after placement. The patient presented with complaints of vaginal discharge. Upon examination, the graft material was seen eroding through the vaginal apex. The pig tissue was removed whole and intact in the office without complications.

Conclusion

Transvaginal removal of pig tissue in the office relieved the patient’s symptoms.

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