Medical language is filled with abbrevations and long complex names. Here's a list to assist you with reading and understanding medical reports and information that you find about mesh. (Shared with approval and thanks.)
undesirable, unfavourable or harmful result
sourced from the patient’s own body
an operation to lift the bladder neck into the correct position to prevent urine leaking.
First developed by a surgeon called Burch.
insertion of a slender tube through the urethra into the bladder to allow urine drainage.
Clean Intermittent Self-Catheterisation
a line graph that records urinary bladder pressure at various volumes
‘dropped bladder’, herniation or bulging of the bladder into the vagina
viewing the bladder with an instrument called a cystoscope to check for abnormalities
part of urethra furthest away from bladder neck
pain occurring during sexual intercourse
pain with or difficulty urinating
the wearing away of tissue
cutting out, removal
removal of something implanted in the body
Food and Drug Administration: agency in US responsible for ensuring that foods, drugs,
vaccines and medical devices are safe and effective
large flat cells in connective tissue that produce collagen and elastic fibres
a thickening and scarring of connective tissue usually following injury, infection, or surgery
presence of red blood cells in the urine
something inserted in the tissues or organs of the body during a surgical procedure
inside the bladder
involuntary contractions of muscles in the bladder, which can cause lack of urinary control.
Intrinsic Sphincter Deficiency: weakening of the urethra sphincter muscles which causes the
sphincter not to function normally regardless of the position of the bladder neck or urethra.
A cause of stress urinary incontinence.
key hole surgery involving small incisions which allow special camera and instruments to be
introduced. less invasive and requiring a shorter recovery period than open surgery.
a tool or machine designed to perform a task or job
having both stress and urge incontinence
presence or frequency of disease
Magnetic Resonance Imaging – used to view inside body. Produces detailed images of