Tension-free vaginal tape: Analysis of risk factors for failures

Michele Meschia, Paola Pifarotti, Umberto Gattei, Rosanna Bertozzi

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To investigate whether there are any demographic, clinical, or urodynamic variables associated with an increased risk of failure in women undergoing surgery with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT). We retrospectively analysed 325 consecutive patients who had been operated with the TVT procedure. Patients were assessed with a complete history, physical examination, and urodynamic testing. The operation was done under local or epidural anesthesia and any further surgical procedure was added as indicated. The postoperative evaluation included collection of data on intra- and postoperative complications and analysis of outcomes. The outcome of surgical treatment was evaluated subjectively and objectively. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS, Chicago, Illinois, USA) was used for data analysis; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


  • Anesthesia
  • Cure rate
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Tension-free vaginal tape

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Urology


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