Turkish Journal of Urology
FEMALE UROLOGY - Original Article

Comparison of the efficiency of partial versus subtotal mesh removal on urogenital distress and sexual functions after stress urinary incontinence surgery

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey

Turk J Urol 1; 1: -
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2019.19113
Read: 98 Downloads: 14 Published: 22 October 2019

Objective: To compare the efficiency of the partial mesh removal (PMR) versus subtotal mesh removal (SMR) on urogenital distress and sexual functions in patients who experienced vaginal mesh extrusion.

Material and methods: Between June 2014 and January 2018, 45 patients who experienced vaginal mesh extrusion following midurethral sling surgeries and therefore underwent mesh excision were evaluated retrospectively. The effectiveness of PMR and SMR was compared using the “Urinary Distress Inventory-6 (UDI-6)” and “Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI)” forms, at the 6th month postoperatively.

Results: Fourteen PMR-patients and 21 SMR-patients who met the study criteria were evaluated for the study. There was a significant improvement in UDI-6 scores and FSFI scores in both PMR and SMR groups at the 6th month postoperatively (p=0.001, p=0.001, p=0.001, and p=0.001, respectively). When the two groups were compared in terms of improvement rates, there was no significant difference in UDI-6 scores [(−)30.21±6.56% vs. (−)26.33±9.01%, p=0.222]. However, there was a statistically significant improvement in the FSFI scores in the SMR group [(+)83.71±14.81% vs. (+)124.42±36.82%, p=0.001]. There was no significant difference in overactive bladder symptoms between the two groups, with a decrease of 75% in the PMR group and 71.42% in the SMR group (p=0.721). Recurrent stress urinary incontinence was observed in two (14.2%) patients in the PMR group and four (19.1%) patients in the SMR group at the 6th month postoperatively (p=0.544).

Conclusion: In cases where extrusion is developed, subtotal/total mesh removal provides a significant improvement in patients’ complaints of sexual dysfunction related to extrusion.

Cite this article as: Bayramoğlu Tepe N, Bayrak Ö, Şen H, Uğur MG, Erturhan S, Seçkiner İ. Comparison of the efficiency of partial versus subtotal mesh removal on urogenital distress and sexual functions after stress urinary incontinence surgery. Turk J Urol 2019; DOI: 10.5152/tud.2019.19113

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