Actas Urológicas Españolas
versión impresa ISSN 0210-4806
ANGULO, J.C.; MATEO, E.; LISTA, F. y ANDRES, G.. Reconstructive Treatment of Female Urethral Estenosis Secondary to Erosion by Suburethral Tape. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2011, vol.35, n.4, pp.240-245. ISSN 0210-4806.
Introduction: Female urethral stricture secondary to erosión by suburethral sling is an unfrequent problem of difficult solution. Ventral vaginal rotation flaps or buccal mucosa dorsal grafts are not useful because this type of stricture is very proximal (close to the bladder neck) and the vagina is thinned. We present our experience to manage this problem using excision of disease urethral tract, associated to bladder mucosa flap and vaginal sling using transverse vaginal flap to repair the weakened vaginal wall. Material and methods: Three females with urethral stricture secondary to urethral erosion of their sling were treated with a technique of combined urethroplasty with bladder flap and vaginal reinforcement with pediculated vaginal flap transferred in a mini-sling fashion. Two of the patients suffered chronic urinary retention and preoperative placement of urethral catheter was not possible. The patients were evaluated 12, 36 and 55 months after surgery, respectively. Results: Surgery was performed without complications. Results were satisfactory in all the patients, reaching good micturition postoperative caliber and being without incontinence at follow-up. Conclusion: Patients with suburethral erosion by a synthetic sling and secondary severe urethral stricture need total extirpation of the mesh and complete reconstruction of the urethro-vaginal septum. Tension-free urethral suture and use of vaginal sling with the technique here described are two useful technical tips for this problem.
Palabras clave : Urethral strictur; Suburethral erosion; Suburethral sling; Surgical mesh; Complications; Reconstructive surgery.