Tension-Free Vaginal Tape

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Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) is when a narrow ribbon of mesh (polypropylene) is placed underneath the urethra. It acts as a layer of support so that the urethra is closed off when there is laughing, coughing, sneezing and exercising. The mesh is directed behind the pubic bone and exits on the lower abdomen within the hair-bearing area of the pubic bone in two 1/2-inch incisions.
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Tension Free Vaginal Tape, Urinary leakage, TVT, Bladder Control, Urinary Incontinence, Tension-free, Urinary Incontinence Surgery, Stress Urinary Incontinence, SUI, Stress Incontinence
Publication or Revision Year: 
2019
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No
Writing Team Contact: 
Laurie Crimando, Diana Stetson