Long-term urinary continence rates after simple sling incision for relief of urinary retention following fascia lata pubovaginal slings.J Urol. 2005 Nov; 174(5):1878-81.JU
We examined long-term urinary continence rates in patients after midline simple sling incision for urinary retention following suburethral fascia lata slings.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
A retrospective review was completed of 13 women undergoing a simple sling incision for catheter dependent obstruction after suburethral sling surgery more than 4 years previously. Urinary continence was evaluated by use of the Groutz-Blaivas anti-incontinence surgery response score. The scores were statistically compared as binary categories at mean 111-day and 60.8-month followup.
A total of 13 women underwent a simple sling incision for catheter dependent urinary retention after sling surgery, and 11 patients (mean age 73.4 years) were available for long-term followup (60.8 months). The simple sling incision procedure was completed an average of 65 days (range 36 to 235) after original sling placement. Mean post-void residual urine volume at least 1 month after sling surgery was 289 ml (range 75 to 500). At a mean followup of 60.8 months, no patient required catheterization. Of 11 patients 5 wore no pads. There was no statistical difference in leakage episodes per day (p = 1.0), pads per day (p = 0.3), or patient perceived condition (p = 0.3) during long-term followup. The mean Groutz-Blaivas score did not change statistically during the 5-year followup period (p = 0.6).
Midline simple sling incision provides relief of catheter dependent obstruction following fascia lata sling surgery while preserving urinary continence in the majority of patients during a 5-year followup period.