Urethral Injury With Transobturator Midurethral Sling

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Abstract

Transobturator midurethral slings were introduced to avoid retropubic complications such as bladder, urethra, bowel, and major vessel injuries. However, complications are not completely eliminated. We present a urethral injury presenting with urge predominant mixed incontinence. The sling was removed transvaginally. Urethral injuries are now less common than they originally were owing to advances in operative technique and product innovation. However, it is incumbent on physicians to evaluate product characteristics that may affect outcomes in their patients. We further reiterate that thorough cystoscopy with urethroscopy is an essential step when performing transobturator midurethral slings.

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