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Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection from Urethral Mesh Erosion after Midurethral Mesh Sling Surgery
Urogenit Tract Infect 2019 Aug;14(2):60-3
Published online August 30, 2019;  https://doi.org/10.14777/uti.2019.14.2.60
Copyright © 2019 Korean Association of Urogenital Tract Infection and Inflammation.

Ji-Yeon Han

Department of Urology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea
Correspondence to: Ji-Yeon Han
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1695-3100
Department of Urology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, 20 Geumo-ro, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan 50612, Korea
Tel: +82-55-360-2676, Fax: +82-55-360-2164
E-mail: jyincomo@gmail.com
Received April 18, 2019; Revised May 5, 2019; Accepted May 10, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
This paper presents three cases of recurrent urinary tract infections from urethral mesh erosion after transobturator midurethral sling (MUS) surgery. The patients were operated on using a MUS with a mesh for stress urinary incontinence. A few years after surgery (0.3 to 7 years), patients complained of recurrent pain in the urethra with voiding symptoms. In all cases, urethrocystoscopy was performed and an erosion of the sling directly across the urethra was found. Patients were managed by dissecting the urethra and removing the mesh via the transvaginal approach under general anesthesia.
Keywords : Urinary tract infections; Surgical mesh; Urethra; Stress urinary incontinence


August 2019, 14 (2)

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