Intravaginal slingplasty (IVS): An ambulatory surgical procedure for treatment of female urinary incontinence

Ulf Ulmsten, Peter Petros

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Abstract

A new ambulatory procedure for treatment of female urinary incontinence (intravaginal slingplasty, IVS) was performed on 50 patients. In all patients the surgical procedure was carried out under local anaesthesia and without postoperative urinary catheterization. The technique has been elaborated from previous experimental and clinical studies and aims at restoration of the pubourethral ligament and the suburethral vaginal hammock. Thirty-eight patients suffered from genuine stress incontinence as objectively verified and 12 patients had symptoms and signs of both urge and stress incontinence. Thirty-nine (78%) patients were completely cured from their stress incontinence symptoms. Another six patients (12%) reported a considerable improvement of their urinary incontinence leaking only occasionally. Concerning urge incontinence symptoms a significant relief of the symptoms was obtained in 6 of 12 patients. No intra- or postoperative complications occurred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalScandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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