Results of tension-free vaginal tape in patients with or without vaginal hysterectomy

Emile Daraı̈, Louis Jeffry, Bruno Deval, Anca Birsan, Olivier Kadoch, David Soriano

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Objective: To assess complications and cure rates of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure performed with or without vaginal hysterectomy. Study design: Retrospective comparison of 41 women with urinary incontinence treated by a TVT procedure alone and 40 combined with vaginal hysterectomy. Objective cure was evaluated by clinical and urodynamic examination and by the contilife questionnaire. All patients were operated under regional anesthesia. Results: The two groups were similar in age, parity, menopausal status and type and severity of incontinence. There was no difference in overall complication rates. In the TVT-hysterectomy group, there was a trend towards more bladder perforation (P=0.09). Post-operative urinary flow was lower in the TVT-hysterectomy group: 14 versus 24ml/pc (P=0.02). The mean follow-up was similar: 23 and 25 months, respectively. No difference in objective and subjective cure rates was found between TVT group and TVT-hysterectomy group: 97.6% versus 92.5% and 68.3% versus 75%, respectively. Conclusion: TVT is a safe and effective surgical treatment of urinary incontinence. The association of the procedure with vaginal hysterectomy gave similar short-term objective and subjective cure rates than TVT technique alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 10 Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Surgical treatment
  • TVT
  • Urge symptom
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Voiding difficulties


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