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Is mid-urethral placement of synthetic minimal access tapes important in stress urinary incontinence surgery?
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PMID:  20432334     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The introduction of the tension free vaginal tape over a decade ago heralded the adoption of sub-urethral sling placement under the mid-urethra rather than the proximal urethra. This paper reviews the literature which led to the change in practice and also looks at which factors concerning tape position influence surgical outcome with particular reference to the position along the urethra. There is conflicting evidence on the importance of the mid-urethral position and there is also evidence that other factors such as the configuration of the tape under the urethra at rest and under strain and the proximity of the tape to the urethral mucosa may be as important in influencing outcome. Further research is required.
Anthony R B Smith; Heinz Koelbl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurourology and urodynamics     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1520-6777     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurourol. Urodyn.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303326     Medline TA:  Neurourol Urodyn     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  676-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, UK.
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