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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Transobturator SAFYRE sling is as effective as the transvaginal procedure|
|Abstract:||Introduction: SAFYRE is a monofilament polypropylene mesh held between two self-anchoring silicone columns that associates universal approach with readjustability. This unique feature allows for comparing two different approaches, i.e., transvaginal and transobturator, using the same sling. Materials and methods: A total of 226 patients with clinical and urodynamic diagnosis of SUI underwent SAFYRE sling procedure, which was performed either by transvaginal (group 1; 126 patients) or transobturator approach (group 2; 100 patients). The mean age was 63 years, in group 1 and 61 years in group 2. Physical examination, stress and pad test and urodynamic assessment were performed before the surgery. Results: The average follow-up period was 18 months in group 1 and 14 months in group 2. There was no difference in cure rate in both groups. The mean operative time was longer (25 min) in group 1 than in group 2 (15 min) (P < 0.05). Bladder injury was significative greater in transvaginal group [respectively, 12/126 (0%) versus 0/100 (0%)]. Postoperatively, 20.6% of the patients presented transient irritative voiding symptoms in group transvaginal group as opposed to 10% in transobturator group. Discussion: SAFYRE sling performed by transobturator approach is as effective as the transvaginal procedure. Fewer complications and less operative time were additional advantages of the transobturator approach.|
|Subject:||stress urinary incontinence|
|Editor:||Springer London Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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