Cochrane Review on vaginal prolapse surgery spotlighted

Cochrane Review on vaginal prolapse surgery spotlighted

A common surgery to treat vaginal prolapse using an artificially grafted mesh has more problems than benefits, a new Cochrane Review has found.  Women who underwent the operation had high rates of needing repeat surgery due to mesh exposure, bladder injury, and urinary incontinence. Listen to lead author Dr Christopher Maher discuss the latest evidence with Dr Norman Swan on ABC RN’s Health Report. Dr. Maher also explains the research and findings in a detailed article in The Conversation: Common surgery for vaginal prolapse can lead to complications, review shows.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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