BACKGROUND: Facing the fact that
20% of the parturient women suffer urinary stress incontinence,
urogynecologists are constantly searching for simple, safe and
effective ways to cure the underlying pelvic floor herniation. A
novel surgical technique was reported lately to entail both high
therapeutic rates and low complication rates.
AIM: To evaluate preliminary data from the first 100
TVT-Obturator patient series.
METHODS: A total of 100 patients with urodynamically proven
USI underwent the TVT-Obturator operations.
RESULTS: The TVT-Obturator procedure did not require bladder
catheterization or intra-operative diagnostic cystoscopy. Operative
complications were not recorded. Ninety-three patients reported
cure, six patients had minimal residual urinary leak and one patient
reported therapeutic failure.