A serious bleeding complication with injury of the corona mortis with the TVT-Secur procedure.

International urogynecology journal

PubMedID: 20179906

Larsson PG, Teleman P, Persson J. A serious bleeding complication with injury of the corona mortis with the TVT-Secur procedure. Int Urogynecol J. 2010;21(9):1175-7.
We report a serious complication following a TVT-Secur procedure due to injury of the corona mortis requiring a surgical intervention for removal of 1 l of clotted blood from the space of Retzius. The corona mortis is an anomaly of the vessel combining the obturator and epigastric arteries passing over the superior pubic ramus, well known to hernia and orthopedic surgeons but probably less well known to gynecological surgeons.