Urogenit Tract Infect.  2019 Aug;14(2):60-63. 10.14777/uti.2019.14.2.60.

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection from Urethral Mesh Erosion after Midurethral Mesh Sling Surgery

  • 1Department of Urology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. jyincomo@gmail.com


This paper presents three cases of recurrent urinary tract infections from urethral mesh erosion after transobturator midurethral sling (MUS) surgery. The patients were operated on using a MUS with a mesh for stress urinary incontinence. A few years after surgery (0.3 to 7 years), patients complained of recurrent pain in the urethra with voiding symptoms. In all cases, urethrocystoscopy was performed and an erosion of the sling directly across the urethra was found. Patients were managed by dissecting the urethra and removing the mesh via the transvaginal approach under general anesthesia.


Urinary tract infections; Surgical mesh; Urethra; Stress urinary incontinence

MeSH Terms

Anesthesia, General
Suburethral Slings
Surgical Mesh
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Tract Infections*
Urinary Tract*


  • Fig. 1 Mesh erosion in the urethra on urethrocystoscope.


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