Long-term follow-up of a transvaginal Burch urethropexy for stress urinary incontinence 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Gynecological-Surgeons Rardin, C. R., Sung, V. W., Hampton, B. S., Clemons, J. L., Aguilar, V., Sokol, E. R. MOSBY-ELSEVIER. 2007


The objective of the study was to describe long-term objective and subjective success rates and complications following transvaginal Burch urethropexy for stress urinary incontinence.A case series of 66 women who underwent vaginal Burch urethropexy for urodynamic stress urinary incontinence with urethral hypermobility using a suture carrier device is presented. Concurrent prolapse repairs were performed as indicated.Sixty-six women (mean age 49.4 +/- 12.1 years) underwent vaginal Burch urethropexy. Mean follow-up time was 20.9 +/- 18.9 months. Objective failure was observed in 16 patients (24.2%). Subjective failure was reported by 21.2% of patients, with 50% and 28.8% reporting success and improvement, respectively. Six patients (9%) experienced febrile illness, 4 (6%) experienced intraoperative hemorrhage, 1 (1.5%) received transfusion, and 1 (1.5%) experienced pelvic abscess. Twelve patients (18.2%) experienced suture erosion; half required surgical revision or excision.Vaginal Burch urethropexy is generally well tolerated but is associated with poor long-term success and high suture erosion rates.

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