New Single-Incision Sling System MiniArc in treatment of the female stress urinary incontinence

Authors: O. Šottner;  M. Halaška;  K. Maxová;  J. Vláčil;  D. Kolařík;  J. Chaloupecký;  K. Hurt;  J. Záhumenský;  B. Zmrhalová;  J. Vojtěch
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a FN Na Bulovce, Praha, přednosta prof. MUDr. M. Halaška, DrSc.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2010; 75(2): 101-104


The aim of this paper is to introduce the new Single-Incision Sling System MiniArc in treatment of the female stress urinary incontinence.

Prospective follow up.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague.

Subject and method:
Prospective follow up of the first set of 38 patients treated with the new method MiniArc.

We performed initial 38 cases of MiniArc under the local anesthesia. There was neither the complication during procedure, nor during the early postoperative period. No patient required urine derivation. Late postoperative period showed neither obstruction, nor „de novo urgency“. One asymptomatic sub-urethral tape protrusion into the vagina was found. No late postoperative pain occurred. Subjective cure rate was investigated in 33 ladies with follow up from 6 weeks through 19 months. 23 females declared full dryness (i. e. 76.7%), 6 patients were very satisfied and declared improvement of more than 70% (i. e. 20.0%); thus we obtained efficacy in 29 cases of 30 (i. e. 96.7%). We have not seen any vanishing of the sling effect. Based on our initial experience we judge the new single incision tape as very promising.

Key words:
urogynaecology, implant, tape, stress urinary incontinence, single incision sling, tension free vaginal tape, MiniArc.


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