Complications of TVT Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women

Georgi Hubchev


The accent of the publication is the complications after the application of various TVT slings to correct stress urinary incontinence in women. The aim is to determine the type of complications and their frequency according to the method of TVT surgery. For the period 2005-2019, 436 women underwent TVT surgery, and 80 (18.3%) developed complications. In 334 women by the method of TVT-O-postoperative complications had 47 women (14.1%), in 78 operated by TVT-R, with postoperative complications were 23 patients (29.5%), and in 24 patients with TVT-Ophira-5 (20.8%) had postoperative complications. A retrospective method was used to determine the percentage of different complications depending on the type of TVT sling applied. The study concluded that intraoperative complications in 5 women (1.15%) obtained with the TVT-R method alone, and postoperative complications were observed in 75 of women (17.2%), using all three methods.
Keywords: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI); TVT sling operations; Intraoperative complications; postoperative complications; Recurrence.

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