International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 18, Issue 12, pp 1491–1493 | Cite as

Pregnancy after TVT-O: case report and literature review

  • Alaa El-GhobashyEmail author
  • Wan Haw
  • Gill Brook
  • Sue Calvert
Case Report


A 37-year-old woman previously treated with TVT-O developed recurrent symptoms of stress urinary incontinence during pregnancy. Symptoms started to develop later in the second trimester and progressed gradually to affect her quality of life at the end of pregnancy. In the event she had a very quick spontaneous vaginal delivery at 40 weeks’ gestation. Postnatal physiotherapy successfully controlled the incontinence symptoms and urodynamic studies demonstrated no incontinence with a stable bladder and a normal flow rate. The patient remains well 2 years following delivery with no further treatment.


TVT-O Pregnancy Delivery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alaa El-Ghobashy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wan Haw
    • 2
  • Gill Brook
    • 3
  • Sue Calvert
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologySt James’s University HospitalLeeds LS9 7TFUK
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyCalderdale Royal InfirmaryHalifaxUK
  3. 3.Department of PhysiotherapyBradford Royal InfirmaryBradfordUK
  4. 4.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyBradford Royal InfirmaryBradfordUK

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