Female genital prolapse is characterized by a portion of the vaginal canal protruding (prolapsing) the opening of the vagina. This can be treated by placing vaginal mesh devices via either the abdominal or vaginal way. The standard procedure is via the abdominal canal as this is generally associated with less side effects.
However, in specific conditions (anterior or apical prolapse), the vaginal procedure can be less risky than the abdominal procedure and should therefore be preferred.
The commission de remboursement des implants et des dispositifs medicaux invasifs (...
The central traceability registry has been created based on the Royal Decree of 17/02/2015, which executes the law of 13/12/2013 regarding medical devices. This law obliges:
- Each distributor of medical devices on the Belgian market to register its devices at the FAGG.
- Each health professional in Belgium to register all implantations and explantations of medical devices at the FAGG.
The central traceability registry facilitates different stakeholders:
- Care providers can register the implantation or explantation, and consult the...
Oncofreezing is a project which involves a reimbursement by the mandatory health insurance concerning the collection, freezing and conserving of gametes or gonadal tissue prior to an anticancer treatment or prior to a preventive oophorectomy. This is done in order to safeguard the possibility of procreation of the patients who might want to make use of medically assisted procreation or the re-implantation of gonadal tissue in a later life phase.
For the support of Oncofreezing, a convention is agreed upon between RIZIV-INAMI and the care centres.