Vascular injury during tension-free vaginal tape procedure for stress urinary incontinence

M. D. Walters, P. K. Tulikangas, C. LaSala, T. W. Muir

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    BACKGROUND: Tension-free vaginal tape procedure is a popular surgical treatment of genuine stress urinary incontinence. CASES: Two cases of retropubic hematoma after tension-free vaginal tape procedure are reported. One woman with an 8 × 10 cm hematoma localized to the retropubic space required transfusion of two units of packed red blood cells for symptomatic relief. Neither case required reoperation, and both patients' hematomas resolved over 6 months without treatment. Both patients were continent 9-12 months after surgery. CONCLUSION: Although the tension-free vaginal tape procedure is a minimally invasive operation for stress urinary incontinence and appears to be effective, significant vascular complications can result.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)957-959
    Number of pages3
    JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
    Volume98
    Issue number5 SUPPL. 1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2001

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    Suburethral Slings
    Stress Urinary Incontinence
    Vascular System Injuries
    Hematoma
    Reoperation
    Blood Vessels
    Erythrocytes
    Therapeutics

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    Vascular injury during tension-free vaginal tape procedure for stress urinary incontinence. / Walters, M. D.; Tulikangas, P. K.; LaSala, C.; Muir, T. W.

    In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 98, No. 5 SUPPL. 1, 2001, p. 957-959.

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    Walters, M. D. ; Tulikangas, P. K. ; LaSala, C. ; Muir, T. W. / Vascular injury during tension-free vaginal tape procedure for stress urinary incontinence. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2001 ; Vol. 98, No. 5 SUPPL. 1. pp. 957-959.
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