Transobturator tape for stress incontinence: the North Queensland experience

Naidu, Aruku, Lim, Yik Nyok, Barry, Christopher , Goodwin, Samuel, Corstiaans, Audrey, and Rane, Ajay (2005) Transobturator tape for stress incontinence: the North Queensland experience. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 45 (5). pp. 446-449.

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A prospective observational study of 96 patients undergoing insertion of the MONARC transobturator tape (American Medical Systems, Minnetonka, USA) for treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence was conducted to investigate its' the safety and efficacy. Although there were no major intraoperative complications, sling protrusion was observed in 11/91 patients (12.1%) at early follow up visits. At these visits, 80 women (87.9%) were either completely or substantially continent and 74 women (81.3%) were satisfied with the operation. Objectively, 74 women (81.3%) were cured on urodynamic assessment and only one woman (1.1%) was found to have voiding dysfunction. As a conclusion, it would appear that this new technique is effective for the treatment of stress incontinence; but further studies are needed to investigate its long-term results and complications.

Item ID: 5857
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1479-828X
Keywords: complications; MONARC tape; sling protrusion; stress incontinence; transobturator tape
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2009 01:55
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920119 Urogenital System and Disorders @ 100%
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