Journal article

Pubovaginal or vicryl mesh rectus fascia sling in intrinsic sphincter deficiency

C Maher, M Carey, P Dwyer, P Moran

INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2001

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the pubovaginal sling with a new Vicryl mesh rectus fascia (VMRF) sling in the surgical treatment of low urethral pressure genuine stress incontinence. Fifty-one consecutive women who had a VMRF (n = 27) or a pubovaginal sling (n = 24) procedure between March 1995 and December 1997 were evaluated. The patient-determined subjective success rate of the VMRF sling (85%) was significantly higher than that of the pubovaginal sling (58%) in women with low urethral pressure stress incontinence (P=0.03). The objective success rates following the VMRF and the pubovaginal sling were 52% and 50%, respectively. The prevalence of postoperative symptomatic voiding dysf..

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