Single-incision Mini-slings Versus Retropubic Tension-free Vaginal Tapes: A Multicenter Clinical Trial

Stefano Palomba, Rosamaria Oppedisano, Angela Falbo, Marco Torella, Antonio Maiorana, Caterina Materazzo, Achille Tolino, Pasquale Mastrantonio, Giovanni B. La Sala, Luigi Alio, Nicola Colacurci, Fulvio Zullo

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Study Objective: To compare single-incision mini-slings (SIMSs) and retropubic tension-free vaginal tape (r-TVT) in terms of the long-term efficacy and safety for the treatment of female stress (SUI) or mixed urinary incontinence (MUI). Design: Prospective multicenter cohort trial (registration number NCT00751088) (Canadian Task Force II). Settings: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Italy. Patients: Two hundred-forty women with SUI/MUI. Interventions: SIMS or r-TVT. Measurements and Main Results: The operative time and the use of analgesic tablets were significantly (p <.001) higher and lower, respectively, in the r-TVT group versus the SIMS group. After 24 months of follow-up, no difference between the study arms was observed in terms of the complication rate (30/120 [25%] vs 19/120 [15.8%] for the r-TVT and SIMS arms, respectively; relative risk = 1.58; 95% confidence interval, 0.94-2.65; p = .083), whereas the subjective cure rate was significantly lower in the SIMS arm than in the r-TVT arm (57/103 [55.3%] vs 89/106 [84.0%] for the r-TVT and SIMS arms, respectively; relative risk = 0.66; 95% confidence interval, 0.54-0.80]; p <.001). The proportion of retreated patients for SUI/MUI was significantly higher in the SIMS arm than in the r-TVT arm (37/103 [34.9%] vs 12/106 [11.3%] for SIMS and r-TVT arm, respectively; p <.001). Conclusion: SIMS has no advantage in terms of safety over r-TVT and was found to be less effective than r-TVT. Thus, its use in the clinical practice should be questioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-310
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Clinical trial
  • Incontinence
  • Mini-slings
  • Single-incision
  • Sling
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Medicine(all)

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    Palomba, S., Oppedisano, R., Falbo, A., Torella, M., Maiorana, A., Materazzo, C., Tolino, A., Mastrantonio, P., La Sala, G. B., Alio, L., Colacurci, N., & Zullo, F. (2014). Single-incision Mini-slings Versus Retropubic Tension-free Vaginal Tapes: A Multicenter Clinical Trial. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 21(2), 303-310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2013.08.714