The mid urethral sling (MUS) has become as the gold standard treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in female. The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of the SUI Transobturator Tape after 10 years follow-up.
Retrospective study of 73 patients who underwent a mid urethral sling-transoburator tape (MUS-TOT) between November 2002 and November 2004. These patients were followed up by phone call and by mail, 10 years after the surgery. The indication of the MUS-TOT was a stress urinary incontinence, yet 26 patients (35.6 %) had a mixed urinary incontinence.
Out of 73 patients, 5 patients were excluded. Sixty-eight patients were contacted. The rate of responders was 72 %. Thirty-four patients (69.3 %) described episodes of urinary incontinence (52.9 % SUI, 47.1 % urgency). Fifteen patients (30.7 %) were continent. Among the patients who had incontinence, 26 (76.5 %) needed protections during the day and 18 (52.9 %) had to change them at least once. Twelve patients (35.3 %) needed protections at night and 3 (8.8 %) had to change it at least once. Thirty-nine patients (79.6 %) were satisfied. Twenty-nine patients filled up the Ditrovie questionnaire (42.6 %). The mean score of Ditrovie questionnaire after 10 years was 1.6±0.7, with a real improvement in comparison with the preoperative score (P<0.05).
Ten years after MUS-TOT treatment, the continence rate was low, even though the patients included in this study had high satisfaction rate. Several limitations should be taken into consideration in this study.
Progres en urologie : journal de l'Association francaise d'urologie et de la Societe francaise d'urologie. 2016 Oct 25 [Epub ahead of print]
F Story, T Tricard, P Mouracadé, C Saussine
Service d'urologie, hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, 1, place de l'hôpital, 67091 Strasbourg, France., Service d'urologie, hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, 1, place de l'hôpital, 67091 Strasbourg, France. Electronic address: .