Evaluation and Management of Urinary Retention and Voiding Dysfunction After Sling Surgery for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence
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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.
KeywordsUrinary stress incontinence Urethral sling Voiding dysfunction Female
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