Longitudinal study of Pelvicol pubovaginal slings using magnetic resonance imaging

J W Barrington, Mohamed Abdel-Fattah, A S Arunkalaivanan, S Austin, J Isaacs

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The mechanism of urinary continence is complicated and is poorly understood. One current opinion is that there is an absence or weakness of the endopelvic fascial supports of the urethra. Pubovaginal slings are rapidly becoming the surgical procedure of choice in the management of urodynamic stress incontinence but their method of action is unclear. This study using magnetic resonance imaging shows how a pubovaginal sling can restore the normal anatomy and continence and adds to the global understanding of this condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542-546
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004


  • Pelvicol
  • longitudinal
  • pubovaginal sling
  • urogynaecology
  • MRI
  • female
  • humans
  • longitudinal studies
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • middle aged
  • surgical mesh
  • surgical procedures, minimally invasive
  • urinary incontinence, stress
  • urologic surgical procedures
  • vagina


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