Transobturator vaginal tape for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in elderly women without concomitant pelvic organ prolapse: Is it effective and safe?

Maurizio Serati, Andrea Braga, Elena Cattoni, Gabriele Siesto, Antonella Cromi, Fabio Ghezzi, Stefano Salvatore

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Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the transobturator approach (TVT-O) for the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in older women. Study design: Between 2007 and 2010, all consecutive women with SUI undergoing an isolated TVT-O procedure were prospectively enrolled in this study. Patients were divided into two groups by age: older women (≥70 years old) were included in group 1, while younger women ( 0.99), no differences were observed between the two groups in terms of cure rate (92.5% vs. 88.3%; p = 0.40). No differences were observed in terms of voiding dysfunction, vaginal erosion and persistent groin pain, or in terms of onset of de novo overactive bladder (9.0% vs. 13.3%; p = 0.44). Conclusions: TVT-O appears to be a safe and effective procedure for the management of stress urinary incontinence also in elderly population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013



  • Elderly
  • Older
  • Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
  • Transobturator vaginal tape (TVT-O)
  • Urodynamic stress incontinence (USI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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