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pelviperineology. 2008; 27(1): 26-27 | DOI:

A simple technique for intravesical tape removal

STAVROS CHARALAMBOUS1, CHISOVALANTIS TOUNTZIARIS1, CHARALAMBOS KARAPANAGIOTIDIS1, CHARALAMBOS THAMNOPOULOS PAPATHANASIOU1, VASILIOS ROMBIS1
1Department of Urology, “Hippokratio” General Hospital of Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki, Greece

The tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure has become the most frequently performed surgical technique for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence with cure rates reported at greater than 85%.1-3 Nevertheless, these excellent results are associated with specific complications such as bladder perforation 2-4 and vaginal, urethral and bladder erosion.5-8 Any undetected perforation or gradual erosion of the bladder wall may lead to a delayed recognition of an intravesical mesh. Herein, we describe a novel technique concerning mesh removal which requires minor instrumentation and results in the effective resection of intravesical tape.


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CHARALAMBOUS S, TOUNTZIARIS C, KARAPANAGIOTIDIS C, PAPATHANASIOU C, ROMBIS V. A simple technique for intravesical tape removal. 2008; 27(1): 26-27

Corresponding Author: CHARALAMBOUS S.

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