The midurethral sling has become the gold standard in the treatment of women suffering from stress urinary incontinence. One of the disadvantages, however, is the risk of micturition problems afterwards. Although the procedure has been described to be possible in an outpatient setting, for many hospitals early voiding problems are one of the main reasons for routinely having patients to stay over one night. In our study we evaluated the necessity for this, based on the hypothesis: “early voiding problems after midurethral sling placement are not more frequent in patients leaving the hospital the same day as the operation, compared to those discharged the day after”.

M.R. van Balken (1), A.S. Bergman (1), F.P.H.L.J. Dijkhuizen (1), O.P.J. Vrooman (1)
Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem