The Formation of Abscesses in the Peritoneal Cavity and the Left Internal Obturator Muscle as the Complications of the Transobturator Tape Procedure

Sang-Min Shim, Min-Gyeong Jo, Yun-Sook Kim
2014 Soonchunhyang Medical Science  
The synthetic, tension-free midurethral sling procedure using transobturator tape (TOT) was introduced in 2001. Since then, it has become a mainstream modality in patients with stress urinary incontinence. But, it has been reported to produce many complications such as mesh erosion, hematoma formation, and abscess. We experienced a case of abscess formation in the peritoneal cavity and left internal obturator muscle seven days after the TOT sling procedure, for which we performed a complete
more » ... val of mesh and a percutaneous drainage of the peritoneal abscess using 10.2-F drain-fix at the department of interventional radiology. To our knowledge, our case is one of the serious complications of the TOT procedure. Here, we report our case with a review of literatures.
doi:10.15746/sms.14.011 fatcat:yhox6ziakjbhxdiikeulyajt6m