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Obstet Gynecol. 2003 May;101(5 Pt 1):937-40.

Bladder tumor found by tension-free vaginal tape procedure.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.



Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) is thought to be a most effective therapy against stress urinary incontinence. It is rare to find a bladder tumor by the TVT procedure.


A 76-year-old woman with stress urinary incontinence underwent a TVT procedure. Cystoscopy performed in conjunction with the TVT procedure detected a papillary tumor. Transurethral resection of the bladder tumor was performed after the TVT procedure.


Taking the possible presence of bladder tumors into consideration, TVT-related cystoscopy procedures should be performed carefully. Moreover, the case reported here suggests, at least in the short term, not only that the TVT device does not adversely affect the operability of transurethral resection of the bladder tumor, but also that the transurethral resection of the bladder tumor procedure does not lead to increased levels of urinary incontinence.

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