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Int Urogynecol J. 2012 Feb;23(2):153-8. doi: 10.1007/s00192-011-1461-9. Epub 2011 Jul 21.

Sexual function following retropubic TVT and transobturator Monarc sling in women with intrinsic sphincter deficiency: a multicentre prospective study.

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Department of Urogynaecology, Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne University, 163 Studley Rd, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria 3084, Australia. adesouza@mercy.com.au

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS:

A prospective study comparing the effect of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) to the Monarc sling on sexual function in women with urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) and intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD) is presented.

METHODS:

Eighty-seven sexually active women with USI and ISD were enrolled. Sexual function was assessed pre-operatively and at 6 and 12 months post-operatively by history, PISQ-12, UDI-6 and IIQ-7 questionnaires.

RESULTS:

A significant increase was detected in PISQ-12 score following both TVT and Monarc insertion. This score was greater in the TVT group at 6 months but not at 12 months when compared to the Monarc group. A significant decrease in UDI-6 and IIQ-7 score was detected. Specifically, coital incontinence and fear of leakage were reduced in both groups, and no change in dyspareunia or orgasm intensity was found.

CONCLUSIONS:

Sexual function improves 6 months after TVT or Monarc sling, and this benefit is maintained at 12 months.

PMID:
21811769
DOI:
10.1007/s00192-011-1461-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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