TVT tape or mesh inserts in men with incontinence

Through a small incision in the perineal area and two stab incisions in the groin, a 3-cm-wide mesh is placed under the urethra. The urethra is supported like in a hammock and can no longer fall when it is placed pressure (e.g. by sneezing, coughing, or jumping); urinary continence is physiologically restored.

 

The mesh is made of polypropylene, a plastic which is very well tolerated by the body. Initially, the threads are still enclosed by a material that will dissolve in 90–120 days. A thin and light mesh implant, which is completely integrated with the body's own connective tissue, will be all that remains. The procedure lasts approx. 60–100 minutes and is performed under general anaesthesia. A 2–3 day hospital stay is usually sufficient. This technique is performed on men with mild or moderate incontinence.

 

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