LAVINIA STELEA, VERONICA DANIELA CHIRIAC, MARIUS CRAINA, IZABELLA PETRE, ZORAN POPA, BRIGITHA VLAICU, DANIELA IACOB, LAVINIA CRISTINA MOLERIU, MIHAELA VIVIANA IVAN, ELENA POP, LAZAR FULGER TRANSVAGINAL CYSTOCELE REPAIR USING TENSION-FREE POLYPROPYLENE MESH (TENSION-FREE VAGINAL TAPE) Urinary incontinence is one of the most common diseases, 25% of women between 18 and 80 years suffer from it. Urinary incontinence can be described as accidently loss of small amounts of urine. The solution involves a surgical procedure, such as sling procedures and bladder neck suspension procedures. The methods of surgical interventions have evolved due to a minimum period of hospitalization (sling, TVT), or performing laparoscopic surgery instead of the classical Burch surgery. Studies reviled that the most effective interventions are those which restore the urethra by retro pubic urethropexy, pubovaginal sling and synthetic mid-urethral slings. This type of surgery has currently the highest success rate (85-90% on 5 years after surgery), and the lowest relapse rate. In our study we obtained the same success rate for the TVT procedure.
Keywords: urinary incontinence, tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), laparoscopic surgery