Patients with transobturator tape: a retrospective observational study of ten-year follow-up

Submitted: 14 September 2023
Accepted: 19 December 2023
Published: 17 January 2024
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Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may result from intrinsic sphincter weakness or urethral hypermobility brought on by weakened muscles in the pelvic floor that sustain the urethra and bladder. The amount of mid-urethral support is increased by the mid-urethral tape's function to serve as an anchored pubo-urethral neo-ligament. This study's objective is to assess the safety and effectiveness of transobturator tape (TOT) for SUI after a 10-year follow-up period. There were 103 patients included in this retrospective observational single-arm research. Only 95 participants were included in the trial since 8 patients were lost to follow-up. Patients who had TOT between 2010 and 2013 were monitored until December 2022. The effectiveness of the tape was assessed at 10 years for both early and late surgical problems in the patients. Those diagnosed with SUI were 52.27 years old on average (standard deviation ±8.48). 24% of patients (n=21) experienced mixed urinary incontinence (MUI), compared to 79.61% (n=82) of patients who had just pure stress incontinence. At 10 years, the success rate in our research was 97.09%. Demand incontinence was healed in 57.14% (n=12) of the 21 MUI patients. 7.69% of de novo urgency was noted (n=7). There were no significant side effects including mesh erosion, bladder and intestine perforation, or vascular hemorrhage. Excellent patient satisfaction was rated in 43% of cases (n=44), good in 54% of cases (n=56), and low in 3% of cases (n=3). At 10 years, TOT for SUI shows an impressive cure rate and excellent effectiveness. When the treatment is carried out by experienced hands, there are no significant difficulties.

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