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Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil

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BRANDT, Frederico Teixeira et al. Urethrovesical junction and proximal urethra changes following tension-free vaginal tape surgery in women aged 45 to 72 years old. Rev. Bras. Saude Mater. Infant. [online]. 2005, vol.5, n.2, pp.185-192. ISSN 1806-9304.

OBJECTIVES: to describe the urethrovesical junction and proximal urethra changes following Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT) procedure for stress urinary incontinence treatment (SUI). METHODS: this study was performed at the Urinary Incontinence Research Unit of the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Twenty two stress urinary incontinence female patients were submitted to TVT. They were evaluated through ultrasound before and following surgery. RESULTS: ultrasound results at rest, before and following TVT surgery, were: mean displacement of urethrovesical junction vertical length, before and after TVT procedure respectively 16,7mm and 10,7 mm; and mean displacement of proximal urethra length, before and following TVT surgery, respectively 13,1 mm and 6,7 mm. CONCLUSIONS: TVT surgery used for treating women with stress urinary incontinence significantly reduces the vertical mobility of the urethrovesical junction (p=0,005) and proximal urethra (p=0,02).

Keywords : Urinary incontinence, stress; Surgery; Women.

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