North American Journal of Medical Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 226--230

Transobturator Tape in Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence: It is Time for a New Gold Standard


Navneet Magon1, VSM Sanjiv Chopra2 
1 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Air Force Hospital, Kanpur, India
2 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Brig Incharge Training, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
Navneet Magon
Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Endoscopic Surgeon, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Air Force Hospital, Kanpur
India

Background: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can significantly impair the quality of life. A variety of treatments, both medical and surgical, have been used to manage it. The transobturator sling, which is a subfascial sling, is relatively a new surgical technique with minimal access. Aim: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of transobturator tape (TOT) in the treatment of female SUI and to analyze functional results. Materials and Methods: A total of 59 patients were applied TOT by outside-in technique and various outcome parameters recorded. These patients were followed up 6 months after surgery. Results: Success rate of TOT was 93.2% (95% CI: 86.4-99.5). A total of 51 patients (86.4%) were completely satisfied, whereas 4 (6.8%) were partially satisfied and 4 were unsatisfied with surgical outcome. The procedure-related complications were few and could be managed in the same sitting. Conclusion: The transobturator approach is an effective treatment of SUI with low morbidity, and it has all the potential to be the new Gold Standard in the treatment of female SUI.


How to cite this article:
Magon N, Sanjiv Chopra V. Transobturator Tape in Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence: It is Time for a New Gold Standard.North Am J Med Sci 2012;4:226-230


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Magon N, Sanjiv Chopra V. Transobturator Tape in Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence: It is Time for a New Gold Standard. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];4:226-230
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