Eleven years prospective follow-up of the tension-free vaginal tape procedure for treatment of stress urinary incontinence
2008 (English)In: International Urogynecology Journal, ISSN 0937-3462, E-ISSN 1433-3023, Vol. 19, no 8, 1043-1047 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effectiveness and safety of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure. In a Nordic three-center prospective observational cohort study, 90 women with primary stress incontinence had a TVT operation performed in local anesthesia. Assessment included a 24-h pad test, a stress test, physical examination, and a visual analog scale for assessing the degree of bother. Patient's global impression of cure was obtained, and condition specific quality of life questionnaires were used. Seventy-seven percent of the initial cohort of 90 women and 89% of those alive and capable of cooperating were assessed 11.5 years after the TVT operation. Ninety percent of the women had both a negative stress test and a negative pad test being objectively cured. Subjective cure by patients global impression was found in 77%, 20% being improved and only 3% regarded the operation as a failure. No late-onset adverse effects of the operation were found, and no case of tape erosion was seen. The TVT procedure is safe and effective for more than 10 years.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 19, no 8, 1043-1047 p.
long-term, stress incontinence, TVT procedure
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-152140DOI: 10.1007/s00192-008-0666-zISI: 000257726400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-152140DiVA: diva2:412529