Midurethral slings are the main surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Altis is a minimally invasive single-incision sling system. The aim of this study is to report the safety and efficacity results during a year of follow up.
This single-centre and retrospective study has been performed in a university hospital, between February 2015 and May 2018. We included women aged more than 18, complaining a stress urinary incontinence with a urethral hypermobility and positive support maneuvers, who had failed from non surgical treatment. A prospective data collection has been done at the moment of inclusion, peroperative time, at 6 weeks, 6 months and a year after the procedure. The main evaluation criteria was the cure rate at twelve months.
Thirty patients were included in our study. The mean age was 45,4±12,9 years old, the mean ICIQ-UI score was 13,5±4,06 and the median pad test was at 12g. Ninety three percent of the procedures were done as ambulatory surgery. The average operating time was at 22,2minutes. Overall, 75% of our patients were objectively cured and 14,2% were in fail of this treatment.
The short term results show a good efficacity and safety of this procedure. But its place remains to be defined in relation to other techniques, TVT, TOT and non-prosthetic techniques.