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ISRN Urology
Volume 2011, Article ID 343850, 4 pages
Review Article

Intravesical Tension-Free Vaginal Tape Removal: Is There a Single Solution?

Department of Urology, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3NG, UK

Received 11 January 2011; Accepted 6 February 2011

Academic Editors: C. E. Constantinou, D. Porru, and N. Seki

Copyright © 2011 Rhana H. Zakri 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.


Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) affects 10–20% of women in the general population. Surgery for stress incontinence has been performed on women for over a century, but with the advent of new urogynaecological sling procedures for its management, urological surgeons are having to deal with an increasing number of patients presenting with associated complications. With no clarity on the full range of possible complications or certain consensus on their optimal management, the ideal treatment remains a decision for the individual surgeon. In view of this, we felt it of common interest to review the literature for the history of sling procedures, present commonly arising complications, and seek to answer the question in the title.