Bladder perforation during tension-free vaginal tape procedures: analysis of learning curve and risk factors.

@article{McLennan2005BladderPD,
  title={Bladder perforation during tension-free vaginal tape procedures: analysis of learning curve and risk factors.},
  author={Mary T. McLennan and Clifford F. Melick},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={106 5 Pt 1},
  pages={1000-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate whether rates of bladder perforation decrease with increasing surgical experience. METHODS We performed a review of all patients undergoing a tension-free vaginal tape procedure performed by senior resident physicians under the guidance of a single surgeon. Physician experience was assessed by sequentially assigning case numbers to each procedure for each resident. For analysis of learning curve, cases were grouped in fives (ie, first five representing cases 1 to 5… CONTINUE READING

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