Cystoscopic suture removal by Holmium-YAG laser after Burch procedure Burch kolposuspensiyonu sonrası mesane içi sütürün Holmium-YAG lazer ile çıkarılması

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Karaşahin E. K., Esin S., ALANBAY İ., Ercan M. C., Mutlu E., Başer I., ...More

Journal of the Turkish German Gynecology Association, vol.12, no.1, pp.56-58, 2011 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/jtgga.2011.13
  • Journal Name: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecology Association
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-58
  • Keywords: Burch colposuspension, stress incontinence, cystoscopy, Holmium-YAG laser
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Burch colposuspension remains one of the successful operations performed for stress incontinence. Accidental suturing of the bladder wall during the procedure or subsequent erosion may lead to lower urinary tract symptoms. Diagnosis and management of these sutures indicate precise evaluation for which a 70 degree cystoscope is used. In selected cases, Holmium-YAG laser may enable us to manage longstanding, encrustated neglected sutures. Here we would like to report successful removal of intravesical sutures using the Holmium-YAG laser.