Original Article

Long-Term Results of the TVT, TOT and Burch Procedure for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence


  • Murat Ekmez
  • Behiye Pınar Çilesiz Göksedef
  • Uğur Ateş
  • Murat Api
  • Hüsnü Görgen
  • Ahmet Çetin

Received Date: 01.05.2012 Accepted Date: 10.08.2012 Med Bull Haseki 2012;50(4):122-126


The aim of this study was to compare the surgical procedures for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and to define which method is more effective and safe.


Records of the patients who were treated for stress urinary incontinence between April 2003 and December 2010 were evaluated. Patients who underwent tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and transobturator tape (TOT) procedures, and Burch colposuspension were compared for evaluating the efficacy of the operation. Chi-square test and Fischer’s Exact Test were used for categorical variables; continuous variables were analyzed by using student’s t-test. A p value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant.


Follow-up records of 97 patients were analyzed for this study. TVT was the most frequently used anti-incontinence procedure (n=39, 40.2%) followed by TOT (n=34, 35.1%) and Burch (n=24, 24.7%). The mean preoperative and postoperative International Consultation on Modular Questionnaire (ICIQ) scores were 16.4±2.01 and 4.68±5.6, respectively (p=0.0001). There was no significant difference between the operations according to subjective evaluation. The subjective cure/improvement rate for Burch was 87.5%, and was 74.3% and 88.2% for TVT and TOT, respectively.


There were no significant differences between Burch, TVT and TOT for long-term efficacy. Surgical procedure should be chosen based on surgical experience and presence of additional surgical procedure.

Keywords: Stress incontinence, TVT, Burch, TOT

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