A case of tape infection 19 years after insertion of a tension-free vaginal tape sling

Tomofumi Watanabe, Tomoko Sako, Yusuke Tominaga, Takuya Sadahira, Takanori Sekito, Atsushi Takamoto, Kohei Edamura, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Koichiro Wada, Motoo Araki

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Introduction: Tape infection after insertion of tension-free vaginal tape is a well-known but rare complication. We report a patient who experienced a subcutaneous abscess 19 years after the surgery. Case presentation: A 41-year-old woman presented with fever and lower abdominal pain. She had undergone tension-free vaginal tape insertion for stress urinary incontinence 19 years prior. She had asymptomatic dysuria. After an abscess incision and 1-week treatment with antibiotics, she underwent surgery to remove the tape and the abscess without complications. Conclusion: Tension-free Vaginal Tape insertion could be a potential risk of asymptomatic dysuria, resulting in urinary tract infection. In this case, removal of tape was necessary for controlling subcutaneous abscess resulting from the presence of tension-free vaginal tape.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIJU Case Reports
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • asymptomatic dysuria
  • stress urinary incontinence
  • tension-free vaginal tape
  • urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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