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J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 Apr;35(4):340-7.

A retrospective review of tension-free vaginal tape/transobturator tape procedures done concomitantly with prolapse repair.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal Alexandra Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB.


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Midurethral slings have become the standard of care for women with stress urinary incontinence; prolapse repair is often also required. The primary objective of our study was to compare voiding dysfunction rates and the need for reoperation between patients having midurethral sling procedures alone versus those having midurethral sling procedures with concomitant prolapse repair.


We performed a retrospective chart review over a two-year period in a tertiary urogynaecology clinic. Of 108 charts, 93 had complete data for analysis.


Patients having concomitant prolapse repair had a longer operating time, a longer hospital stay, and a longer time to resume normal voiding in the immediate postoperative period.


Although tension-free vaginal tape or transobturator tape procedures with concomitant prolapse repair have a higher incidence of voiding dysfunction in the immediate postoperative period, we found that this did not persist to the six-week follow-up visit. There appeared to be no greater risk of lasting voiding dysfunction or need for reoperation after concomitant procedures.


midurethral sling; prolapse repair; voiding dysfunction

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