[Increase in number of operations for stress urinary incontinence].

  title={[Increase in number of operations for stress urinary incontinence].},
  author={Mark Ewout Vierhout},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  volume={149 30},
Since the introduction of the minimally invasive tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) the number of operations performed for treatment of stress urinary incontinence has increased dramatically from over 1600 in 1999 to more than 4200 in 2003. Both gynaecologists and urologists now perform more TVTs and fewer Burch colposuspensions and Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz operations. This increase was apparent before data from proper studies on the effectiveness of the TVT were available. With the increasing… CONTINUE READING