Midurethral slings for stress urinary incontinence: a urogynecology perspective.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the involuntary leakage of urine associated with an increase in intraabdominal pressure (coughing, laughing, and sneezing), affects 12.8% to 46.0% of women. SUI is the most common type of urinary incontinence in women younger than 60 years and accounts for at least half of incontinence in all women. Retropubic and transobturator midurethral sling procedures are safe and effective treatments for stress urinary incontinence but have different complication profiles. History, examination, and additional testing may assist in choosing the correct sling type. Appropriate counseling and managing patient expectation are necessary to optimize patient satisfaction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ridgeway, B; Barber, MD

Published Date

  • August 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 289 - 297

PubMed ID

  • 22877711

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-318X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ucl.2012.06.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States