PVT--tension-free vaginal tape--a new minimally invasive surgical technique for female stress incontinence: preliminary results

D. Gordon*, A. Groutz, J. Lessing

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Abstract

We evaluated the safety and efficacy of the tension-free vaginal tape procedure (TVT) in 20 consecutive women with urodynamically proven genuine stress incontinence. Mean operating time under spinal analgesia was 37.2 +/- 13 minutes and 80% were discharged within 24 hours. There were 5 uncomplicated, intraoperative bladder perforations, but no defects in healing nor tape rejection. The objective cure rate was 95%, while the subjective rate was 100%. Although follow-up was short (9-16 months), the TVT method seems to be safe and effective for stress urinary incontinence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-435, 512
JournalHarefuah
Volume137
Issue number10
StatePublished - 15 Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes

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