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Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009 Oct;20(10):1273-5. doi: 10.1007/s00192-009-0852-7. Epub 2009 Mar 10.

Abdominal wall reconstruction following removal of a chronically infected mid-urethral tape.

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St Peter's Hospital, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust, Surrey, UK. drhwalker@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

We report a rare postoperative complication of a mid-urethral tape. The patient presented with a chronic infection resistant to treatment with several weeks of antibiotics, with eventual surgical removal, and the resulting complications of an infected incisional hernia and vesico-cutaneous fistula required reconstruction of the abdominal wall with Permacol and excision of the vesico-cutaneous fistula. We also look briefly at the impact of health tourism on the National Health Service.

PMID:
19730929
DOI:
10.1007/s00192-009-0852-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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