Colposuspension and Autologous Fascial Sling

  • Andrew FarkasEmail author


Colposuspension and Autologous fascial slings are procedures undertaken for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. These procedures were replaced over the past 20 years by midurethral synthetic tapes however with increasing adverse publicity related to synthetic meshes there has been a resurgence. Patients considering surgery for stress urinary incontinence should be informed of the benefits and risks of surgical and non-surgical options. They should be reviewed at an MDT meeting to consider patient preference, past management, comorbidities and treatment options. Both these procedures are associated with unique complications which should be discussed in detail before proceeding to surgery.


Colposuspension Autologous fascial sling Stress urinary incontinence Laparoscopic colposuspension Voiding problems Post-colposuspension syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyJessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustSheffieldUK

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