International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 56–58

Suburethral vaginal erosion and pyogenic granuloma formation: an unusual complication of intravaginal slingplasty (IVS)

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00192-003-1092-x

Cite this article as:
Lim, Y.N. & Rane, A. Int Urogynecol J (2004) 15: 56. doi:10.1007/s00192-003-1092-x


We report an unusual case of suburethral vaginal erosion and pyogenic granuloma formation 14 months after intravaginal slingplasty (IVS). A 64-year-old woman underwent IVS for recurrent stress incontinence 12 years after Burch colposuspension. Following seemingly uncomplicated surgery and recovery, she developed a recurrent urinary tract infection which was treated with antibiotics. When she presented with vaginal pain and postmenopausal bleeding approximately 14 months postoperatively, she was found to have suburethral vaginal erosion of the tape and a pyogenic granuloma. The exposed tape was removed, the granuloma excised, and the overlying vaginal skin was then closed. She then made an uneventful recovery.


ComplicationErosionIVSPyogenic granuloma

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrogynecologyTownsville HospitalTownsvilleAustralia