Midurethral Slings for Stress Urinary IncontinenceKANE, AMY R. MD*; NAGER, CHARLES W. MD†Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: March 2008 - Volume 51 - Issue 1 - pp 124-135 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318161e687 New Technology in Gynecology Abstract Author Information Abstract Midurethral synthetic slings for female stress urinary incontinence are minimally invasive polypropylene mesh tapes, which are inserted under the midurethra with trocars. In the last decade this new technology has become the most commonly performed procedure for female stress urinary incontinence, replacing the traditional open procedures. Using only 3 small incisions, these outpatient procedures can be performed under local anesthesia with conscious sedation. Retropubic and transobturator approaches will be reviewed along with a review of efficacy, comparative studies, complications, and use in many different clinical situations. Author Information *Department of Reproductive Medicine †Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California Correspondence: Prof Charles W. Nager, MD, 9350 Campus Point Dr, Mail Code 0974, La Jolla, CA 92037-0974. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.