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Eur Urol. 2009 Jun;55(6):1450-5. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2009.03.025. Epub 2009 Mar 13.

Tension-free vaginal tape in the management of recurrent urodynamic stress incontinence after previous failed midurethral tape.

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2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aretaieio Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece. urodyn@aretaieio.uoa.gr

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Data about the use of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) in the management of recurrent urodynamic stress incontinence (RUSI) after previous failed midurethral sling procedure (MUSP) are limited.

OBJECTIVE:

Assessment of the efficacy and the indications of the TVT procedure in the management of patients with RUSI after failed previous MUSP.

DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS:

Thirty-one patients with RUSI after previous failed MUSP were prospectively enrolled at a single tertiary academic center.

MEASUREMENTS:

Preoperatively and postoperatively, patients were assessed with physical examination, urinalysis, urine culture, bladder diary for 2-3 d, Q-tip test, uroflow, filling and voiding cystometry, urethral profilometry, and 1-h pad test. Mean follow-up was at 18.6 mo (range: 12-28 mo).

RESULTS AND LIMITATIONS:

Overall, the objective cure rate based on the pad test findings was 74%, the improvement rate was 6.5%, and the failure rate was 19.5%. The objective cure rate based on cough stress test during filling cystometry was 77.4%, and the subjective cure rate based on patients' answers was 71%. The study could have some limitations. The relatively small number of patients enrolled could affect the findings of study to some degree. Additionally, because urethral pressure profiles show a significant degree of directional dependence when side-hole microtip transducers are used, as in the present study, the orientation of the transducer could affect the values measured.

CONCLUSIONS:

The TVT procedure as a second operation could provide an overall cure rate of 74% with a low complication rate in female patients with RUSI after previous failed midurethral tape procedures.

PMID:
19304370
DOI:
10.1016/j.eururo.2009.03.025
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