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Intravesical Extrusion of a Single-Incision Midurethral Sling Anchor With a Simple Transurethral Resection Technique

A Case Report

Gabriel, Iwona M. MD, PhD*; Chiang, H. Abraham MD; Kalousdian, Anthony*; Minassian, Vatche A. MD, MPH*

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: November/December 2019 - Volume 25 - Issue 6 - p 457–458
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000712
Case Report

Single-incision midurethral slings were introduced in 2006 with the goal of providing shorter operative time, less postoperative pain, and decreased rates of injury to surrounding structures (eg, bladder and/or obturator nerve). Although unrecognized bladder injury during SIMS placement is a rare complication, it can lead to irritative voiding symptoms and recurrent urinary tract infections. We present the case of minimally invasive approach to remove an extruded sling.

From the *Division of Urogynecology

Division of Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Correspondence: Vatche A. Minassian, MD, MPH, Division of Urogynecology Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02215. E-mail:

Online date: March 9, 2019

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