Necrotizing Fasciitis Complicating Transobturator Tape Operation

YAŞA C. , DURAL Ö. , Usta I., Celik E. , SALDUZ A. , Ugurlucan F.

UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, vol.104, pp.657-660, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000507942
  • Page Numbers: pp.657-660


Midurethral slings (MUSs) have been used successfully for the last 20 years in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and accepted as the gold standard surgical procedure. High success rates and minimal invasiveness of surgery are among the most important advantages, but sometimes serious complications can occur during or after surgery. Although serious complications are rare after widely performed transobturator tape (TOT) operation, awareness, early diagnosis, and aggressive management are essential as they can progress with serious morbidity and mortality. In order to reduce the infectious complications after MUS procedures, in addition to sterility of the operating theater and the operating equipment, the type of mesh used and the preparation of the surgical site are crucial. We aimed to pre-sent the successful management of a case of necrotizing fasciitis in a TOT patient.