An Introduction to Tension-Free Vaginal Tape (TVT) – A New Surgical Procedure for Treatment of Female Urinary Incontinence

@article{Ulmsten2001AnIT,
  title={An Introduction to Tension-Free Vaginal Tape (TVT) – A New Surgical Procedure for Treatment of Female Urinary Incontinence},
  author={Ulf Ulmsten},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={12},
  pages={S3-S4}
}
TVT is a relatively new surgical procedure that was introduced into clinical practice in 1994–95. In this issue the first long-term – 5-year – results of the procedure are presented. The TVT technique has in general been favorably received and within a few years a great number of women with urinary stress incontinence have been operated on using TVT. According to the producer of the instruments (Ethicon Inc., Somerville, New Jersey, USA) more than 150 000 TVT operations have been carried out so… CONTINUE READING