TVT (Tension-Free Vaginal Tape): a new procedure for the treatment of SUI. Our experience

Submitted: 19 June 2010
Accepted: 19 June 2010
Published: 1 July 2010
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In this study we determined the efficacy and safety of tension free vaginal tape (TVT), a new procedure for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. TVT consists in the implantation of a prolene tape around the mid-urethra via a small vaginal incision. The TVT procedure is a minimally invasive technique using local or spinal anaesthesia allowing most women to be discharged from hospital the same day or the day after the operation. In the surgery of SUI with urethral hypermobility, TVT is without doubt one of the most interesting procedure to have changed surgery practice, and is a promising alternative to the traditional techniques. On the basis of our results we consider the TVT operation to be a safe and effective surgical procedure for the treatment of female urinary stress incontinence, having obtained a success rate of 76,5%.

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DE MATTEIS, G., COLAGRANDE, S., MAGLIONI, Q., PAESANO, P., & CIRESE, E. (2010). TVT (Tension-Free Vaginal Tape): a new procedure for the treatment of SUI. Our experience. Urogynaecologia, 14(2), 71–77. https://doi.org/10.4081/uij.2000.71

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