How are tension-free vaginal tapes (TVT) used in the United Kingdom?

J W Barrington, Mohamed Abdel-Fattah, Farida Bano

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The purpose was to ascertain how tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) slings are used in the United Kingdom.
A postal questionnaire was sent to all 446 gynaecologists and urologists thought to be using TVT sling surgery in the UK.
There was wide variation in technique amongst the 236 respondents. These varied with respect to the type of anaesthetic and place of surgery, use of cystoscopy and cough test and postoperative management.
Although there is a wide variation in technique, it does not appear to affect outcome since results are broadly comparable from different units.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-200
Number of pages2
JournalGynecological surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2004


  • TVT
  • UK
  • surgical technique
  • variation


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