Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 268–274

Evaluation and Management of Urinary Retention and Voiding Dysfunction After Sling Surgery for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence


    • Department of UrologyStanford Medical School
  • Craig V. Comiter
    • Department of UrologyStanford Medical School
Acquired Voiding Dysfunction (CV Comiter, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11884-012-0150-y

Cite this article as:
Elliott, C.S. & Comiter, C.V. Curr Bladder Dysfunct Rep (2012) 7: 268. doi:10.1007/s11884-012-0150-y


Female urethral sling surgery is the most common procedure performed to treat stress urinary incontinence with cure rates in excess of 85 %. In a small minority of patients however, postoperative voiding dysfunction develops, in the form of: urinary retention; high post-void residual; poor urinary flow; urinary frequency; urinary urgency; urinary urge incontinence; or pelvic pain. This article reviews the occurrence of voiding dysfunction after sling surgery and outlines the current evaluation and management of patients with these complaints.


Urinary stress incontinenceUrethral slingVoiding dysfunctionFemale

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