What’s Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is generally made of plastic. The term “transvaginal” refers to the kind of surgical technique used to plant the net – through the vagina.
Such a surgical mesh was made to permanently repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) – states that commonly plague girls after a hysterectomy, menopause or childbirth.
Doctors can put the net abdominally or transvaginally, but fitting the net through the vagina is simpler, faster and not as invasive.
The plan and manufacturing company-recommended implantation technique of a number of these transvaginal mesh products led to serious complications like infection, erosion of the vaginal tissues and organ perforation.
Reports of complications came too late for hundreds of tens of thousands of girls who had net planted.
Added suits are pending in state courts.