Early Revision of Suburethral Sling for Persistent Stress Incontinence

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Abstract

Background

Midurethral slings are an effective treatment method for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Although success rates can be as high as 90%, the remaining patients with disappointing results may require further surgical intervention. In particular, those patients with persistent SUI may need further revision of the existing sling. Literature is limited in the optimal treatment of these patients.

Case Series

Five patients who underwent midurethral slings for SUI and had subsequent sling revision were included in this analysis. The technique of revision is outlined in this article. Subsequently, these patients had greatly improved continence.

Conclusions

Our patients did benefit from this method of sling revision. Further information on sling revisions with increased patient populations would allow us to make appropriate recommendations.

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