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It is unknown whether it is best to do the TVT( procedure for urinary stress incontinence in women) at the time of prolapse surgery or at a later date. Women with both conditions were randomized to both procedures together or the TVT 3 months after the prolapse surgery. Any or no leakage when couching was the main end-point, evaluated 1 year after the last surgery
All women were evaluated by the POP-Q (pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification) prior to surgery and 1 year after.
Examination for urinary leakage was done prior to surgery and 1 year after. Group 2 was also examined after prolapse surgery to see if TVT was still needed.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Vaginal Repair for prolapse, TVT procedure, TVT and Prolapse surgery
Ullevaal University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:45:27-0400
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