Comparing Trans Obturator Tension Free Vaginal Tape Surgery with Needleless Suburethral Sling
Celik, Nilufer Yigit
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Aim: Urinary incontinence is described by the International Continence Society as an involuntary urinal discharge that can be objectively proved to cause hygenic and social problems. We aim to share our surgical experience in 51 patients in which trans obturator tension free vaginal tape procedure [TOT] is compared with needleless suburethral sling placement, also known as minisling. Material and Method: 51 patients complaining of genuine stress incontinence between December 2011 and December 2012 were retrospectively involved in the study group. All patients were examined and urodynamically tested for diagnosis. After getting positive results as genuine stress incontinence, surgery was planned. Patients were operated using outside-inside TOT technique and minisling technique, results were compared in terms of blood loss, operation time, and the surgical effectiveness of the technique. Results: Operation time was 27 +/- 6 minutes for TOT and 11 +/- 4 minutes for minisling respectively. Comparison of operation time and blood loss was in favor of the minisling group. Disscussion: TOT and minisling are both described as minimally invasive procedures that can be performed under regional anesthesia to an outpatient with minisling bearing all the advantages of TOT without needle complications.