Urethral Sling for Stress Incontinence in Women
Urethral sling surgeries to treat Reference urinary incontinence Opens New Window involve placing a sling around the Reference urethra Opens New Window to lift it back into a normal position and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid urine retention. The sling is attached to the abdominal (belly) wall.
The sling material may be muscle, ligament, or tendon tissue taken from the woman or from an animal, such as a pig. It may also be composed of synthetic material such as plastic that is compatible with body tissues or of absorbable polymer that disintegrates over time.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology