Groin abscess due to a forgotten midurethral sling connector
International Urogynecology Journal, 08/17/2012
Yenilmez A et al. – This article is a case report of a patient presenting with groin abscess and sinus tract formation after a transobturator tape procedure. The patient exhibited a swollen sinus tract, which drained the abscess at the site of the tape entry to the obturator foramen within her inner left groin. Surgical exploration revealed a forgotten MUS connector located between the mesh and hook within the skin incision. Midurethral slings (MUS) have been used for female stress urinary incontinence throughout the past decade on a worldwide scale. Although this minimally invasive treatment has high success rates, formation of groin abscesses, as well as vaginal and urethral erosions, can occur after the procedure.