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Obturator and thigh abscess after transobturator tape implantation for stress urinary incontinence

Zumbé, J. and Porres, D. and Degiorgis, P. L. and Wyler, S.. (2008) Obturator and thigh abscess after transobturator tape implantation for stress urinary incontinence. Urologia Internationalis, 81 (4). pp. 483-485.

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Abstract

We report a case of obturator and thigh abscess 2 years after transobturator tape implantation (TVT-O) for stress urinary incontinence. Fifteen months after sling implantation repeated incisions and drainages of multiple recurrent thigh abscesses were performed. The source of infection, an eroded TVT-O, was only identified on readmission 9 months later when vaginal discharge was reported by the patient. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed because of tenderness and pain in the leg which revealed a large obturator and thigh abscess. The TVT-O was completely excised and the abscesses drained. Further follow-up was uneventful. This new technique of sling placement via the obturator route may be associated with novel infectious complications. Symptoms and signs as well as imaging modalities and conservative versus surgical management are discussed and the literature reviewed.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Innere Organe > Urologie USB (Bachmann)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Innere Organe > Urologie USB (Bachmann)
UniBasel Contributors:Wyler, Stephen
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Karger
ISSN:0042-1138
e-ISSN:1423-0399
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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