Bowel Perforation During Insertion of Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT)

  title={Bowel Perforation During Insertion of Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT)},
  author={Michele Meschia and Maurizio Busacca and Paola Pifarotti and S. De Marinis},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
A 56-year-old non-obese woman with a previous history of pelvic surgery underwent an uneventful TVT procedure for the treatment of genuine stress incontinence. Postoperatively she began to report an acute low abdominal pain and a secondary laparoscopy was performed. The view of the right iliac region showed the tape passing through a loop of the small intestine. The tape was cut in its intraperitoneal portion and the ileum freed and repaired. After the operation the patient recovered well and… CONTINUE READING


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