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Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e31826d34f5
Case Reports

Urethral Mesh Erosion After Single-Incision Mid-Urethral Sling

Minaglia, Steven MD, MBA; Oyama, Ian A. MD, MBA

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Background: This report aims to describe urethral mesh erosion after a single-incision synthetic midurethral sling placement and to discuss possible causes for this complication.

Case: A 41-year-old woman presented with recurrent stress urinary incontinence after an anchored single-incision midurethral sling placement. Cystourethroscopy and translabial pelvic ultrasonography demonstrated the size and location of the injury. Mesh removal, urethral reconstruction, and Martius transposition flap were performed. The entire mesh removed was 24% shorter than the product before insertion.

Conclusion: Mesh contraction may play an important role in delayed urinary tract injury especially after anchored synthetic midurethral sling placements.

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