Managing Complications after Midurethral Sling for Stress Urinary Incontinence{A figure is presented}

Elisabetta Costantini, Massimo Lazzeri, Massimo Porena

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Since Ulmsten and Petros's original description of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure in 1995, the midurethral sling (MUS) has become first-line therapy for correction of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Cure rates are high for TVT and the recent tension-free trans-obturator tape (TOT) procedures, and the incidence of side effects is low. In the past few years although several studies have dealt with the incidence and prevalence of MUS-related complications, their surgical management remains an open issue. This paper presents the rationale for surgical management of MUS-linked complications, updates progress in new strategies, and tracks translation of recommendations on vaginal and urethral erosion, postoperative voiding difficulties, and de novo urgency into clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-240
Number of pages9
JournalEAU-EBU Update Series
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007



  • Complications
  • Midurethral sling
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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