transvaginal tape sling
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transvaginal tape slingAbbreviation: TVT sling
A sling consisting of an adjustable pubourethral mesh inserted through the vagina to hold the urethra and neck of the bladder, used in a surgical procedure to treat urinary stress incontinence in women. It is used to manage conditions such as excessive mobility of the urethrovesical junction, intrinsic sphincter deficiency, or pelvic organ prolapse. Synonym: tension-free transvaginal tapesling
See also: sling
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