AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the TVT procedure as a second-line anti-incontinence operation for TVT-obturator failure patients. METHODS: Five patients with a urodynamic-diagnosed TVT-obturator procedure therapeutic failure had a TVT operation. Follow-up periods lasted 3 to 11 months. RESULTS: The 5 TVT patients were completely dry, intraoperative diagnostic cystoscopies were unremarkable, and no perioperative complications were recorded. CONCLUSIONS: The TVT procedure is a safe, easy-to-perform, and effective second-line operation for the cure of post-TVT-obturator persistent urinary stress incontinence. However, long-term data collection is required before drawing solid conclusions regarding this surgical approach for women diagnosed with TVT-obturator failure.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery|
|State||Published - May 2006|
- Therapeutic failure