Mini-sling efficacy in obese versus non-obese patients for treatment of stress urinary incontinence

The impact of obesity on single-incision has been object of concerns. The aim of the study was to compare the outcomes of MiniArc single-incision sling in normal weight, overweight and obese patients.

This retrospective study analysed women with proven stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Patients were divided into three groups according to BMI: normal weight (group A), overweight (group B) and obese (group C). Objective cure rate was assessed with stress test and subjective cure rate was determined by ICIQ-SF and PGI-I scores. Postoperative overactive bladder syndrome and voiding symptoms were recorded.

192 patients were analysed (A=97; B=68; C=27). Mean follow up was 23.2 months without differences among groups. Estimated blood loss and operative time were not influenced by BMI. No bladder perforation were observed. Objective cure rate (A=87.6%; B=86.8%; C=81.5%) and subjective outcomes resulted similar irrespective of BMI class. De novo onset of overactive bladder syndrome and voiding symptoms were reported without significant differences among groups.

The current study showed that single-incision sling Miniarc seems to be an effective treatment irrespective of BMI. Operative data, complications, objective and subjective outcomes were similar for normal weight, overweight and obese women.

Go “Beyond the Abstract” - Read an article commentary written by the authors

Minerva ginecologica. 2017 Jun 09 [Epub ahead of print]

Matteo Frigerio, Cristina Regini, Stefano Manodoro, Federico Spelzini, Rodolfo Milani

University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy., University of Siena, Siena, Italy., ASST Monza, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy - .