New FIGO recommendations on the use of midurethral slings for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence
The International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO) has published new FIGO recommendations on the use of midurethral slings for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
The committee found that despite the existence of extensive literature, there is a lack of consensus in the optimal surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence. These guidelines provide a direction for surgeons to make appropriate decisions regarding management of stress urinary incontinence.
The midurethral sling is considered safe and effective in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, based on many high scientific quality publications and professional society recommendations.
Comprehensive long-term data and systemic reviews are still needed, and these data will become increasingly important as women live longer. The FIGO recommendations will be continuously updated through future literature reviews.