Transobturator tape as a day surgery procedure: A case control study

Kanapathippillai Sivanesan, Mohamed Abdel-Fattah, Ian Ramsay

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This study aims to assess the suitability of the transobturator tape (TOT) as a day surgery procedure. A retrospective study of all the patients who underwent TOT as a day surgery procedure, at a tertiary referral centre in the south-west of Scotland, over a 3-year period (August 2002-July 2005). The outcome measures were as follows: complication rates (both intra- and immediate postoperative), voiding dysfunction rates, analgesic requirements and unscheduled in-patient ward admission following the procedure. One hundred and sixty-seven case notes were examined; the mean operating time was 14.7 min (range: 12-28 min, median: 14 min). 97.8% of patients had blood loss
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


  • adult
  • ambulatory surgical procedures
  • female
  • humans
  • middle aged
  • patient satisfaction
  • postoperative complications
  • retrospective studies
  • suburethral slings
  • treatment outcome
  • urinary incontinence
  • urinary incontinence, stress
  • urination disorders
  • urologic surgical procedures


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