Tension-Free Vaginal Tape Procedure for Female Stress Incontinence
David Gordon, Asnat Groutz, Joseph Lessing
Lis Maternity Hospital, Sourasky-Tel Aviv Medical Center
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 37.213 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.