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World J Obstet Gynecol. May 10, 2016; 5(2): 197-209
Published online May 10, 2016. doi: 10.5317/wjog.v5.i2.197
Single incision slings: Are they ready for real life?
Manuela Tutolo, Dirk De Ridder, Frank Van der Aa
Manuela Tutolo, 2nd Urological Department, San Raffaele Hospital, University Vita-Salute, 20132 Milan, Italy
Manuela Tutolo, Dirk De Ridder, Frank Van der Aa, Department of Urology, University Hospitals Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Author contributions: All authors equally contributed to this paper with conception and design of the study, literature review and analysis, drafting and critical revision and editing, and final approval of the final version.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Dirk De Ridder has received fees for serving as a consultant and/or advisory board member for AMS; Frank Van der Aa has received fees for serving as a consultant and/or advisory board member for AMS.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at Dryad repository, who will provide a permanent, citable and open-access home for the dataset.
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Correspondence to: Manuela Tutolo, MD, Deparment of Urology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.
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Received: September 3, 2015
Peer-review started: September 18, 2015
First decision: October 30, 2015
Revised: December 8, 2015
Accepted: January 21, 2016
Article in press: January 22, 2016
Published online: May 10, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: This review shows an average objective cure rate of 88% in minisling patients and underlines their comparable efficacy with traditional slings. Short term pain, complication and failure rates are lower in the minisling group.