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[Bladder erosion few years after TVT procedure].

Authors
  • Quereux, F
  • Morcel, K
  • Landréat, V
  • Beauville, E
  • Quereux, C
  • Levêque, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2007
Volume
36
Issue
1
Pages
75–77
Identifiers
PMID: 17293257
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The surgical treatment of the stress urinary incontinence mainly use tension free vaginal tape done through the Retzius space: a case of bladder erosion occurring 5 years after a TVT (Gynecare-Ethicon, USA) procedure is reported. First clinical signs occur 2 years after the operation and the removal of the tape (included in the muscle of the bladder) by vaginal and sus-pubic route was necessary 5 years later because the quality of life was dramatically altered. This complication could be related to the patient (past hysterectomy, history of fibrosis surrounding a mammary implant, Gougerot-Sjögren disease) or to the surgeon with a technical defect during the TVT procedure. The late complications of TVT procedure should be recorded in a national register.

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