Management of urethral erosion caused by a pubovaginal fascial sling

Jacob Golomb*, Asnat Groutz, Yoram Mor, Ilan Leibovitch, Jacob Ramon

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Urethral erosion by a fascial sling is a rare postoperative complication, and its repair can become a major surgical endeavor. We present a case of autologous fascial sling erosion into the mid-urethra in a 46-year-old woman that was diagnosed after traumatic urethral catheterization. After 3 months of conservative management failed, we released the sling tension surgically by bilateral excision of the graft, leaving the midline structures undisturbed. This allowed resumption of normal voiding, with complete long-term symptomatic relief.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-160
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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