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Update on the utilization of grafts in pelvic reconstruction surgeries.

Authors
  • Le, Tam H
  • Kon, Leanne
  • Bhatia, Narender N
  • Ostergard, Donald R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2007
Volume
19
Issue
5
Pages
480–489
Identifiers
PMID: 17885466
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

While the reduction of surgical failure rates in vaginal surgery is desirable, the addition of graft materials must demonstrate improvement in anatomical, functional, and quality of life outcomes over time. Furthermore, future complications due to improper placement or movement of a graft and the possible shrinkage of the graft are of concern. Therefore, significant research is necessary for the preclinical testing of materials, and expertise needs to be developed for the management of complications.

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