De novo stress urinary incontinence after negative prolapse reduction stress testing for total vaginal mesh procedures: incidence and risk factors


      The primary objective was to estimate the incidence of de novo stress urinary incontinence after total vaginal mesh procedures in women with negative preoperative urodynamics with prolapse reduction. Secondary objective was to identify associated risk factors.

      Study Design

      A retrospective cohort study with a nested case-control study of women who underwent total vaginal mesh procedures without midurethral sling after a negative preoperative urodynamics.


      Sixty patients were included in the final analysis. Fifteen (25%) patients were diagnosed with de novo stress urinary incontinence. Although no significant associated risk factors were identified, there was a trend for higher gravidity and better anterior wall support among women who had stress urinary incontinence develop.


      The incidence of de novo stress urinary incontinence after total vaginal mesh procedures in this cohort was 25%. Patients should be appropriately counseled regarding the same.

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