Vaginal Tape Works With or Without Sphincter Deficiency
Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007; published online ahead of print
Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) is similarly effective for treating stress urinary incontinence in women with and without intrinsic sphincter deficiency, a South Korean study found.
Investigators at Yonsei University College of Medicine in
One month after the TVT procedure, the cure rate was 87% in the ISD group and 100% in the NISD group, a significant between-group dif-ference. No significant differences were observed at three, six, and 12 months, however. At 12 months, the cure rates were 74% and 84%, respectively.
At one month post-procedure, voiding difficulty—which is the most common postoperative
complication—occurred in seven ISD patients (23%) and five patients in the NISD group (19%), according to researchers. At 12 months, the complication developed in two (6%) and four (5%) patients, respectively.