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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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PEREZ FLORES, Luis Alberto et al. Effort urinary incontinence: Treatment with obturator system tension free vaginal tape TVTO. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2011, vol.54, n.3, pp.12-19. ISSN 2448-4865.

Abstract Objective: Seeking a better treatment for Effort Urinary Incontinence (EUI). Announce the advantages and disadvantages of this technique. Material and methods: descriptive, observational prospective study. The clinical records of patients treated with TVTO for EUI with were reviewed. From December 2004 to December 2008 (N=108). Nonabsorbable polypropylene TVTO, Gynecare Jhonson & Jhonson, was used. The following data were assessed: age, number of pregnancies, diagnosis, body mass index, anesthesia, surgical bleeding, surgical time, complications, hospital stay, assessing continence; using percentages, averages, and measures of central tendency. Results: We studied 108 patients from 39 to 74 years of age, average 48 years-old. Average number of pregnancies: 3. 52 diagnosed with EUI (48.1%), EUI and cystoce-le 33 (30.5%), recurrent EUI 23 (21.2%), 46 with normal body weight (42.5%), overweight 39 (36.1%), obesity 23 (21.2%). Epidural anesthesia was applied to the 100% of patients. Average surgical time 24 minutes; average surgical bleeding 30 ml. Complications: urinary retention 1 (0.9%), thigh ecchymosis 1 (0.9%), urethral perforation 1 (0.9%); hospital stay 1 day. Follow-up at 7 and 30 days, urinary continence 100%, 3-month continence 100%; 6-and 12-month continence 99.07%. Currently, continence is 99.07%. Conclusion: TVTO technique reduces morbidity, surgical time, hospital stay, disability, promoting a faster return of the patient to normal activities, improving quality of life, compared with the gold standard treatment for EUI. In expert's hands, the surgical time is 12 minutes.

Keywords : Effort urinary incontinence; tension free tape obturator.

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