Comparison of TOT and TVT in Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence

Mit T., Uysal A., Camuzcuoglu H., Tinar S., Koyuncu T., Sonmez S.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.6, no.1, pp.21-24, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.1707
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-24
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Aim: To compare the continence results and complications of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and transobturator tape (TOT) procedures. Material and Method: Sixty two urinary incontinence patients; (37 were stress urinary incontinence and 25 were mixed incontinence) underwent TVT or TOT. The clinic-pathologic parameters of the patients, perioperative and postoperative complications and outcome in terms of continence and quality of life were compared. Results: TOT and TVT were performed on % 50 of the patients respectively. An objective cure rate in patients who underwent TOT was observed in 74% of cases, an objective improvement in 26% of cases. 11 of the patients had dysuria, 10 of them had suprapubic pain. An objective cure rate in patients who underwent TVT was observed in 90% of cases, an objective improvement in 8% of cases. A de novo urge incontinence presented in 2 patients. The quality of life improved in 93,5% of cases. In terms of continence results and quality of life, there was no significant difference between the procedures. The complication rate was higher with the TVT procedure when compared to that of the TOT procedure. Discussion: TOT procedure in short terms, performs similar operational success with the TVT procedure. Operational time; in consideration of the cystoscopy time, can be an advantage compared to the TVT procedure. If the operation includes anterior colporrhaphy, the success of both procedures reduces.