Long-term Outcomes of 100 Transobturator Tape Procedures.Ir Med J. 2020 May 07; 113(5):72.IM
Aim Satisfactory short-term outcomes of transobturator tapes (TOTs) are recognized, yet a lack of long-term data exists. We investigated long-term patient-reported outcomes of TOTs. Methods A retrospective review was performed of 100 female patients post TOT insertion by a single surgeon (2005-2010). Results and postoperative complications were identified. At long-term follow-up, patients completed ICIQ-Short Form, PGI-S and PGI-I questionnaires. Results Mean age was 51.7 years (33-75), mean follow-up 9.4 years (7.25 - 12.75). Clinically, 68/100(68%) had mixed and 32/100(32%) pure stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Short-term cure/significant improvement in SUI was seen in 98/100(98%). Grade >2 Clavien-Dindo complications occurred in 10/100(10%) within 6 months of surgery. Long-term questionnaire response rate was 76/100(76%). 62/76 (81.57%) described current urinary condition as "much" or "very much" "better." No new complications emerged at long-term follow-up. Conclusion TOTs demonstrate high success rates in treatment of SUI, with no late-onset complications identified in our study. Recent concerns surrounding use of polypropylene tapes make reporting of long-term outcomes both desirable and necessary.