Case Report

Cystoscopic suture removal by Holmium-YAG laser after Burch procedure


  • Emre Kazım Karaşahin
  • Sertaç Esin
  • İbrahim Alanbay
  • Mutlu Cihangir Ercan
  • Erol Mutlu
  • İskender Baser
  • Şeref Basal

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2011;12(1):56-58 PMID: 24591960

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 long-standing, encrustated neglected sutures. Here we would like to report successful removal of intravesical sutures using the Holmium-YAG laser.

Keywords: Burch colposuspension, stress incontinence, cystoscopy, Holmium-YAG laser