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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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JIMENEZ CALVO, J. et al. Our experience with mini tapes (TVT Secur and MiniArc) in the surgery for stress urinary incontinence. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.10, pp.1013-1018. ISSN 0210-4806.

Background: The purpose of this publication is to describe the surgical technique, assess complications and short-term results of TVT secur and MiniArc tapes. Materials and Methods: From October 2006 to August 2007 it was carried out the surgical correction with TVT SecurTM, Women’s Health & Urology, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, placing the tape as a hammock, to 51 patients, 38 of them with pure stress incontinence and 13 with mixed incontinence and with an average age of 57 years. From September 2007 to February 2008 41 patients, 33 of them with pure stress incontinence and 8 with mixed incontinence, with an average of age of 58 years were operated with AMS MiniarcTM swing system tape, posted on hammock. All procedures were performed with sedoanalgesia and Ambulatory Surgery regime. Patients were monitored in outpatient visits one month, 3 months and one year after surgical procedure. Medical history and questionnaire and ICIQ-SF, to which we added a question to quantify the degree of satisfaction, as well as physical examination, were done. We compared the results of both technical procedures and statistical survey was conducted by Student test. [Analysis with SPSS software (V14.0)]. Results: The median follow-up in TVT secur group was 328 days (range 163-522 days) and 101 days (range 41-209 days) in the MiniArc group. We only had one (TVT secur group) surgical complication in all the series (92 patients) being a bladder perforation. Taking into account that we read a negative test effort as an objective cure in the TVT secur group, 80.4% patients are cured and 90.2% in the MiniArc group without significant difference between both groups (p 0095). To assess the subjective healing we utilized the ICIQ-SF test and the satisfaction extra-question and we noted that there is no significant difference between the first and third month controls. (90% of patients satisfied). 80% of patients were completely satisfied in the first year control that was only performed to TVT secur group. Conclusion: These new tapes show fewer complications that the TVT-O and TOT tapes and allow the possibility of placement with local anesthesia but further studies are needed.

Palabras clave : Incontinence; TVT secur; MiniArc.

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