Authors: Abou-Gamrah A. (MD)


The goal of this study is to assess the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the outcome of transobturator tape (TOT) procedure among Egyptian women. A prospective interventional study conducted at Ain Shams Maternity teaching hospital (Urogynecology Department). Ninety seven women consented to participate in this study.  Clinical details were noted and urodynamic studies were carried out.  Body mass index (BMI) was defined as normal (<25 kg/m2), overweight (25 – 29 kg/m2) and obese (≥30 kg/m2). 97 patients undergoing TOT were finally reviewed.  BMI was stratified into normal weight (n=28), overweight (n=37), and obese (n=32) groups. Pre- and postoperative evaluations were compared, which included subjective and objective outcome of TOT, complications, and assessment of quality of life by validated questionnaires. After a median follow-up of 15 months, the three groups did not differ significantly as regards the cure rates whether objectively or subjectively, neither the quality of life nor the postoperative complications in patients undergoing TOT.


Body mass index – urinary incontinence – Transobturator tape


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The Influence of Body Mass Index on the Success Rate of Transobturator Tape Procedure among Egyptian Women