Case Report
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World J Obstet Gynecol. May 11, 2023; 12(3): 28-32
Published online May 11, 2023. doi: 10.5317/wjog.v12.i3.28
Stone accumulation overlying vaginal mesh exposure: A case report
Karissa A Leong, Katherine E Husk
Karissa A Leong, Katherine E Husk, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 12208, United States
Author contributions: Leong KA and Husk KE contributed to the manuscript writing and editing; and all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Karissa A Leong, MD, Staff Physician, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albany Medical Center, 391 Myrtle Ave, Suite 200, Albany, NY 12208, United States. leongk9@amc.edu
Received: January 27, 2023
Peer-review started: January 27, 2023
First decision: March 28, 2023
Revised: April 10, 2023
Accepted: April 24, 2023
Article in press: April 24, 2023
Published online: May 11, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: Patients with vaginal mesh exposure that have underlying conditions that predispose them to urinary calculi formation may be at increased risk of vaginal stone accumulation at the site of mesh exposure. Expectant management of the mesh exposure likely allows vaginal stones to accumulate as urine is persistently in contact with the foreign body. Definitive surgical management in the form of complete excision of the entire area of exposed mesh should be recommended to patients to avoid vaginal stone accumulation.