Synthetic or biological mesh use in laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy--a systematic review.
Smart, Neil J.
Boorman, Patrica A.
Daniels, Ian R.
JournalColorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
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Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (VMR) is a surgical option for internal and external rectal prolapse with low perioperative morbidity and low recurrence rates. Use of synthetic mesh in the pelvis may be associated with complications such as fistulation, erosion and dyspareunia. Biological meshes may avoid these complications, but the long-term outcome is uncertain. Debate continues as to which type of mesh is optimal for laparoscopic VMR.