Current Trends in Surgery for Female Urinary Stress Incontinence
M. Neuman, A. Musaiev, Y.Z. Diamant
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem
Quality of life of 5% of the female population is impaired by urinary stress incontinence. Its cause is pelvic floor relaxation and the cure is surgical. The most widely performed operations are retropubic colposuspensions and sling operations, which have relatively high, well-proven cure rates. Yet because of the long rehabilitation required, gyneco-urologists seek minimally invasive ways to solve the problem.
Vaginal colporrhaphy and laparoscopic operations are not common, but the recently reported TVT might become popular if proven effective.