Functional outcomes of polypropylene midurethral sling resection for treatment of mesh exposure/extrusion: Does it lead to a relapse of incontinence?

Toez E., ŞAHİN Ç. , APAYDIN N., Oezcan A., TANER C. E.

GINEKOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.86, no.7, pp.531-536, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.17772/gp/57816
  • Title of Journal : GINEKOLOGIA POLSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.531-536


Objectives: The Burch colposuspension, which was regarded as the gold standard treatment for stress urinary incontinence for several years, has been replaced by minimally invasive sling devices. Although these procedures are simple and minimally invasive, they are associated with complications such as infection, mesh erosion, chronic pain, and de novo detrusor overactivity, which may necessitate surgical resection or tape removal. The aim of the study was to assess urinary function outcomes including continence, after partial resection of suburethral tapes.