Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.
From the Department of Urology Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
Objectives: We compared explanted midurethral sling (MUS) standard clinical pathology report findings with presenting symptoms before synthetic sling removal (SSR).
Methods: An institutional review board-approved, prospectively maintained database of women who underwent a single SSR for MUS-related complication(s) was retrospectively reviewed for demographics, time interval between MUS placement and SSR, MUS type, and presenting symptoms before SSR. We compared 2 groups, one with MUS-related symptoms, including incontinence, voiding dysfunction, dyspareunia/pain, erosion, exposure, and/or urinary tract infections, and the second group characterized by self-reported symptoms attributed to the mesh material (systemic, autoimmune, or inflammatory disorder-mesh reaction group). Read More