Pelvic prolapse

Kathleen C. Kobashi, Gary E. Leach

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Abstract

Purpose: Pelvic prolapse is a common problem affecting women of all ages. We reviewed the pathophysiology, presentation, evaluation and treatment of pelvic prolapse. Materials and Methods: We comprehensively reviewed the literature using MEDLINE, resources cited in those peer reviewed articles and abstracts from recent international meetings. Results: Pelvic prolapse involves the herniation of various portions of the vaginal wall. Symptoms vary according to the area of the vagina affected. Proper evaluation is imperative for providing proper treatment. Various surgical approaches to repair have been developed and techniques continue to evolve. Conclusions: With the increasing involvement of urologists in the treatment of pelvic prolapse it is essential for us to become familiar with the anatomy, and the evaluation and management options available. We provide an overview of the care of patients with pelvic prolapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1879-1890
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume164
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Bladder diseases
  • Hernia
  • Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Vagina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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