Canadian Urological Association position statement on the use of transvaginal mesh

Blayne Welk, Kevin V. Carlson, Richard J. Baverstock, Stephen S. Steele, Gregory G. Bailly, Duane R. Hickling


Stress incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are common conditions. There is high-level evidence that midurethral mesh slings for stress incontinence are effective and safe; however, the rare but serious potential risks of this surgery must be discussed with the patient. The use of transvaginal mesh for prolapse repair does not appear to be supported by the current evidence, and its use should be restricted to specialized pelvic floor surgeons and specific clinical situations.

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