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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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ZAPARDIEL GUTIERREZ, I. et al. Effectiveness evaluation of tension-free vaginal tapes in the treatment of urinary incontinence and satisfaction of 241 patients. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.6, pp.637-641. ISSN 0210-4806.

Introduction: Urinary incontinence is an extended problem between middle-aged women. There are several options for its correction with different effectiveness and complication rates. Our objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of tension-free vaginal transobturator tapes (TOT) in the repair of this incontinence. Also to evaluate the patients satisfaction rate with this kind of surgery. Material and Methods: Retrospective study in 241 women with a surgical repair of their urinary incontinence with TOT. We analyzed the rates of effectiveness and satisfaction of the patients with the surgical repair after 2 and 6 months. The complication rate was also analyzed. Results: Urinary continence rate 2 months after surgery was around 70% and the satisfaction one around 65%. After 6 months the rates were 70% and 70% respectively with a minimal variation depending on the associated surgery. Thecomplication rate during surgery was 3,31% and the one after surgery was 26,55%, although most of them were minor complications. Comment: The use of TOT for the repair of urinary incontinence is an effective and safe option with a low complication rate. Moreover the rate of patients satisfaction is high.

Keywords : Urinary incontinence; Tensión Free Vaginal Tape; Transobturator tape.

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