Long-Term Follow-Up of a Patient with Spondylodiscitis after Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy: An Unusual Complication with a Review of the Literature.

Ugurlucan F., Yasa C., Demir O., Basaran S., Bakir B., Yalcin O.

Urologia internationalis, vol.103, no.3, pp.364-368, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000494370
  • Journal Name: Urologia internationalis
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.364-368
  • Keywords: Sacrocolpopexy, Spondylodiscitis, Pelvic organ prolapse, Mesh, SACRAL COLPOPEXY, LUMBOSACRAL SPONDYLODISCITIS, IMAGING FINDINGS, DISKITIS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Sacrocolpopexy is the gold standard treatment for apical compartment prolapse with reported success rates of 78-100%. Spondylodiscitis is a rare complication of sacrocolpopexy and includes a spectrum of spinal infections such as discitis, osteomyelitis, epidural abscess, meningitis, subdural empyema, and spinal cord abscess. Here we report a case of spondylodiscitis following laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with long-term follow-up and discuss management of spondylodiscitis after abdominal sacrocolpopexy, with a review of the literature.