Minimally invasive techniques for the correction of stress urinary incontinence in women

Liapis A

Department of Urogynecology and disorders rehabilitation of pelvic background, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Aretaieio hospital, Athens, Greece

Correspondence: Liapis A, 9 Paritsi St, GR-15451, Athens, Greece. E-mail:


Women with stress urinary incontinence have the choice between conservative and surgical treatment options. Surgery can be performed in cases where conservative treatment fails or in patients with severe stress urinary incontinence. Surgical procedures usually give fast results but carry the risk of complications. More scientific data with validated outcome measures which take into account patient satisfaction are needed to evaluate the various surgical procedures.

Keywords: stress urinary incontinence, minimal invasive procedures, tension free vaginal tapes, TOT, TVTO, macroplastique, collagen

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