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Midurethral slings have low reoperation rates for stress urinary incontinence

Key clinical point: Patients with stress urinary incontinence treated with synthetic mesh midurethral sling surgery had low reoperation rates at up to 9 years after surgery.

Major finding: Overall, the rate of reoperation was 2.1% at 1 year, 4.5% at 5 years, and 6.0% at 9 years.

Study details: A retrospective cohort study of 17,030 patients with stress urinary incontinence who underwent midurethral sling surgery between 2005 and 2016.

Disclosures: The study was supported by a grant from the Regional Research Committee of Kaiser Permanente Southern California. One coauthor reported receiving royalties from UptoDate and the American Urogynecologic Society Board Member for travel for board meetings. The other authors reported no relevant conflicts of interest.


Berger AA et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Oct 10. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003526.