Endoscopic Management of Mersilene Tape Cerclage Bladder Perforation

Edell H1, Kung R1, Herschorn S2, Lee P1

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Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) / Voiding Dysfunction

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Surgical Videos - Urogynaecology and Pain
Scientific Podium Video Session 37
Friday 29th September 2023
17:12 - 17:21
Room 104AB
Female Surgery Pelvic Floor
1. Division of Urogynecology, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2. Division of Urology, Dept of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Humara Edell



This video presents a rare clinical case of a mersilene tape cerclage bladder perforation. The patient presented to the care of a urogynecologist for the work-up of gross hematuria. Fifteen years prior, she had undergone a radical trachelectomy for cervical cancer with insertion of cerclage.
The clinical case, review of relevant literature, management approach, and endoscopic (cystoscopic and laparoscopic) steps to the cerclage removal are presented.
By use of operative cystoscopy and laparoscopy, a minimally invasive method of cerclage removal from the bladder was successfully performed as a joint case between Urogynecology and Urology.
In women with a cervical cerclage, consider bladder perforation as a cause of lower urinary tract symptoms, such as hematuria.
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  2. Ruan JM, Adams SR, Carpinito G et al. Bladder calculus presenting as recurrent urinary tract infections: a late complication of cervical cerclage placement: a case report. J Reprod Med. 2011; 56: 172-174
  3. Tulandi T, Eiley D, Abenhaim H, Ziegler C. Complete erosion of abdominal cerclage into the bladder. JOGC Case Reports. 2021 April 16; 43(9):P1083-1085.
Funding NONE Clinical Trial No Subjects None

Continence 7S1 (2023) 101024
DOI: 10.1016/j.cont.2023.101024

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