Complications following needle bladder-neck suspension

T. H. Phillips, E. J. Zeidman, I. M. Thompson, S. R. Clair

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Urinary incontinence affects over ten million Americans, and 75 000 surgeries are performed annually to correct this problem. Complications following bladder-neck suspension are uncommon, but when a complication does occur it generates concern from both patient and physician. In patients with anatomically correctable stress urinary incontinence who opt for surgery, preoperative counseling should include the likelihood of failure, postoperative urinary retention, hemorrhage and the other complications discussed. With adequate counseling and appropriate management, complications following bladder-neck suspension can be handled without significant trauma to either patient or physician.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1992


  • Complication
  • Stress
  • Urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology


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