In Situ Anterior Vaginal Wall Sling For Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence Extended Application And Further Experience

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Urology Journal Vol 6 No 1 Winter 2009
Year of Publication: 
Mahmoud Mustafa
Osmaniye State Hospital, Urology Department, Osmaniye, Turkey
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Bassam S Wadie
Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Introduction: Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of utilizing in situ anterior vaginal wall sling in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Materials and Methods: The study included 11 women with a median age of 50 years (range, 36 to 60 years) who were operated on during the period of November 2005 to August 2006. They were diagnosed with SUI and were operated on using placard-shaped in situ anterior vaginal wall sling technique. Nine patients underwent surgical treatment for the first time, while 2 patients had postoperative recurrent SUI. In all of the patients, urethral hypermobility with or without cystocele was observed. The mean follow-up period was 22.5 months (range, 17 to 28 months).
Results: Ten patients (90.9%) were considered cured and 1 (9.1%) started leakage of urine after 1 month during the postoperative period. One patient (9.1%) had urinary retention. Three patients (27.3%) had evidence of wound infection which was treated by appropriate oral medical therapy.
Conclusion: In situ anterior vaginal wall sling technique is accredited with a good success rate and low incidence of complications. It is easy to learn and cost-effective, making it a suitable technique for SUI. Longer follow-up and larger number of patients are needed before final conclusion could be drawn.

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