Korean J Urol.  2001 Jan;42(1):98-101.

The Experience After Operation Using Tension-free Vaginal Tape for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Abstract

PURPOSE: The object was to study prospectively the results of a modified intravaginal sling operation for the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence using tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) as a new continence procedure.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
55 women with demonstrable stress urinary incontinence underwent a nonrandomized, prospective study using the TVT sling operation. Preoperatively the patients were evaluated with Stamey grade and urodynamic testing. After having TVT sling operation, we observed the postoperative results throughout the 1-year follow-up.
RESULTS
The mean age of the patients was 52.8 years and mean operation time was 26.6 minutes. Mean duration of postoperative catheterization was 1.1 days. 35 patients (63.6%) were completely cured throughout the 1-year follow-up period, and 18 patients (32.7%) were significantly improved. They did not loose urine apart from an occasional leakage during severe cold.
CONCLUSIONS
TVT sling operation is a safe, simple and effective procedure for the treatment of stress incontinence.

Keyword

Stress urinary incontinence; Tension-Free Vaginal Tape; Sling operation

MeSH Terms

Catheterization
Catheters
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Prospective Studies
Suburethral Slings*
Urinary Incontinence*
Urodynamics
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