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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 538391, 5 pages
Review Article

Complications following Tension-Free Vaginal Tapes: Accurate Diagnosis and Complications Management

1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Lutheran Hospital Hagen-Haspe, Brusebrinkstraße 20, 58135 Hagen, Germany
2Department of Urology, Lukas Hospital, Preussenstraße 84, 41464 Neuss, Germany
3Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cantonal Hospital, Pfaffenholzstraße 4, 8501 Frauenfeld, Switzerland
4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Warsaw, Żwirki i Wigury 61, 02-091 Warsaw, Poland

Received 27 June 2014; Accepted 21 August 2014

Academic Editor: Thomas Otto

Copyright © 2015 J. Kociszewski et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The sling procedures are the gold standard for SUI treatment. They are highly effective but not free from complications. The most common adverse effect for the surgery with the implant insertion is: overactive bladder occurring de novo after the surgery, voiding dysfunctions, urine retention, and unsatisfactory treatment outcome. The most important question that arises after 20 years of sling procedures is how to manage the complications and what can be offered to complicated patients. The above review summarises the ultrasound findings in complicated cases and shows the scheme of management of the clinical problems concerning the tape location in suburethral region.